Fiona O’Brien’s 11 year-old son loves home schooling in Toronto, Canada

Fiona O’Brien, originally from Sutton, Co Dublin, lives in Toronto in Canada where she is a stand-up comedian. Home schooling her three children has w(...)

Meghan Markle returned to Canada after three days in the UK; it is understood Prince Harry will follow this week. File photgraph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Senior royal officials and UK and Canadian government representatives continued urgent talks on Saturday, over the future of the Duke and Duchess of S(...)

Rescue teams at the scene of a Ukrainian aircraft that crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. Photograph: Getty Images

Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a “disastrous mistake”, saying air defences were fired in(...)

Syrian family Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their daughter Lorca, who were selected for resettlement from Lebanon as part of the State’s pilot community sponsorship programme and now live in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly/UNHCR

Ireland has been named the first ever winner of an international award for promoting community sponsorship as means of providing housing to refugee fa(...)

Kirstin Chadwick and Kim Martin, who were due to marry in August

A Canadian scuba diver who travelled to Ireland to dive off the Lusitania shipwreck in Cork has been left almost completely paralysed after getting in(...)

Members of Republican Sinn Féin stand on Dublin’s O’Connell Street during their Easter Rising commemoration on Easter Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dissident republican groups operate broad but unsophisticated online networks to recruit and spread propaganda, according to an extremist monitoring g(...)

Asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Photograph:  Cole Burston/Getty Images

It was another proud moment for Canada: a Saudi teenager who had just been granted asylum walking through the arrivals gate at Toronto airport embrace(...)

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou  in Moscow in 2014. She is fighting extradition to the US, where she would face fraud charges that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years jail for each charge.  File photograph: Alexander Bibik/Reuters

A Chinese court ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges on Saturday after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too (...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Canadian businessman Michael Spavor after at an airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 3rd, 2013. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

A second Canadian citizen is under investigation by Chinese authorities, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries following the arrest of a fo(...)

Meng Wanzhou was controversially arrested in Canada. Photograph: Reuters

It is one of China’s proudest corporate success stories, a colossus in cutting-edge technology that elbowed out Western rivals to become the biggest s(...)

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