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The outside of La Loche Community School in Saskatchewan, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP

The gunman suspected of killing four people and injuring several others in Canada’s worst school violence in a decade first shot his two brothers at (...)

La Loche, Saskatchewan in Canada. Image: Google Maps

Five people were killed in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan yesterday and a suspect is in custody, according to police. Two people a(...)

Holders of Irish driving licences can now exchange them for local licences in six out of 10 Canadian provinces. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish driving licences will be recognised in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and their licences recognised here, under a new deal reached between(...)

An Irish man has been cleared of sexually assaulting his wife by a Canadian court. The woman had alleged he was involved in an unsolved missing person case in Ireland.

An Irish man has been cleared of sexually assaulting his wife by a Canadian court. The woman had alleged he was involved in an unsolved missing person(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)

The famous poster depicting Sgt Michael O’Leary VC which was used to recruit Irish nationalists. Library of Congress.

On February 1st 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France near the Belgian border. Lance Corporal Mich(...)

Scene of press conference by police in Edmonton Canada where nine people have been killed. Screengrab.

Police in Canada are investigating the deaths of seven adults and two young children at three separate but connected Edmonton-area crime scenes.Police(...)

The Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada, with the city in the background. A 20-strong delegation from the Alberta capital is attending the Canada Expo in Dublin this weekend. Photograph: Lonely Planet

With a projected shortage of 96,000 workers threatening to hinder the rapid expansion of Alberta’s lucrative oil and gas industry over t(...)

Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander said the number of visas for Irish people under the International Experience Canada scheme was to be increased because the Irish ‘do well in Canada’. Photograph: Government of Canada

The number of Canadian working holiday visas available to young Irish people is to increase by almost 70 per cent this year under a new agreeme(...)

The price change would mean a bottle of wine with eight units of alcohol could cost no less than €4. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Why is the Government talking about alcohol prices again? The pricing changes being planned now are not aimed at generating revenue through excise dut(...)

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