Cleveland Dam in  Vancouver. Photograph: Hazel Norton

Hazel Norton moved to Vancouver 18 months ago with her husband, Mark Cullen. In Ireland she was a secondary school teacher, and she now works in profe(...)

A customer looks at cannabis on display after legal recreational marijuana went on sale at a Tweed retail store in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters.

Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest(...)

EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

The science centre in Seattle, one of the many scientific attractions in Washington State.

As home to Microsoft, Amazon and the aeronautic giant Boeing, the state of Washington in the US is firmly on the map for technology and engineering. W(...)

Condé Nast cited the city’s ‘picturesque, location’

Cork has been voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in their August 2018 poll. The City by the Lee fended off competit(...)

Gina Shapiro and her daughter Desirae, friends of 18-year-old Toronto shooting victim Reese Fallon, at a makeshift memorial in the Canadian city on Monday. Photograph: Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP

The man accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding 13 others on a bustling Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family h(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau greets people at a Canada Day barbecue event in Dawson City, Yukon on Sunday. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Justin Trudeau has publicly addressed allegations that he groped a reporter at an event 18 years ago, saying he does not recall any “negative interact(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Shares of Facebook rose as much as 4.2 per cent on Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the social network had not seen any meaningful (...)

Cathy Murphy with Kevin Graham and Michéal O’Rourke at the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre in Toronto. Photograph: Matthew Manna

Perhaps it was the drop-in visit back in 2013 from Ballyshannon-born Toronto police officer Kevin Graham that alerted us at the Irish Canadian Immigra(...)

There are thousands of mental health apps on your electronic device but we’ve narrowed down the list  to just half a dozen

Mental health apps obviously should only form part of an overall treatment plan following a professional diagnosis, and not as an end in itself. How(...)

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