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Mourners gather amid the empty seats of the Humboldt Uniplex ice-skating rink on Saturday after 15 people travelling on the  Humboldt Broncos’ team bus died in a crash. Photograph: Kymber Rae/AFP/Getty Images.

People flooded the sports and social complex in the small Canadian town of Humboldt on Saturday. They were seeking solace after learning the devastat(...)

Workers at Tara Mines in Knockumber, Co Meath. Tara boasts a workforce of about 600 people and mines roughly 2.6 million tonnes of ore every year.

At 8am every day, a fleet of Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs powers up in Knockumber, Co Meath, to bring workers down Europe’s largest zinc mine. Navigating(...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

Cork native Brian Sheehy in Toronto where he has lived for three years. He plans to apply for citizenship as soon as he’s eligible

This week, Irish Times Abroad reached out to readers in Canada who have become Canadian citizens, asking them to share their stories. Keep scrolling t(...)

Craig Paradis  of Advance Drilling, operates the brake handle on a drilling rig for Crescent Point Energy as two roughnecks add a pipe extension to drill deeper into the Bakken formation near Oungre, Saskatchewan in 2012. File photograph: Reuters/Rod Nickel/Files

A pipeline in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan has leaked 200,000 litres (52,834 gallons) of oil in an aboriginal community, the provinci(...)

Cathy Murphy, executive director of the Irish Canadian Emigration Centre in Toronto, expects Irish immigration to remain strong. Photograph: Benny Corrigan

It was 11.30pm December 21st 2011 when Eamonn O’Loghlin, the chair of the newly established Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, called to offer me the (...)

With a total area of almost 10 million sq km (Ireland by comparison is just 84,431sq km), Canada is the second-largest country in the world – yes, (...)

Maeve Wallace: ‘Many of my fellow Irish-Londoners have now moved home, and conversations with those still here inevitably turn to the when and how of moving home.’

I’m what many would probably consider an “emigrant-lite”; by which I mean I’ve moved to London. Not Saskatchewan, not Perth. An entirely convenient an(...)

Kris Nelson: “It’s foolhardy to make a ministry of culture and rural affairs with a couple of spare tyres in the back.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kris Nelson had only ever spent four days in Dublin when he decided to apply for the position of festival director of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festiva(...)

Orla Healy, from Newbridge, Co Kildare, had to leave her home in Fort McMurray on Tuesday along with the city’s 88,000 inhabitants.

An Irish woman living in Canada has described being forced to evacuate her home due to a wildfire as the “scariest experience” of her life. Orla Heal(...)

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