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Shares in CRH rose 7.1 per cent to €26.10 in Dublin following the update.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Building materials giant CRH has cut management salaries and board fees by 25 per cent and temporarily laid off about 12,000 workers as the constructi(...)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers surround a suspect at a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia on Sunday. Photograph: Tim Krochak/ The Canadian Press via AP

Justin Trudeau has called on Canadians to stand unified in the face of “senseless violence” as the death toll from the country’s deadliest mass shooti(...)

Combining with Bombardier Transportation would make Alstom the clear No 2 in rail equipment and help it counter the industry leader, China’s CRRC. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/File Photo/Reuters

French train maker Alstom agreed to buy the rail unit of Bombardier for as much as €6.2 billion to almost double in size, as the Canadian firm offload(...)

The Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Aircraft workers in Northern Ireland will not be affected by Bombardier’s decision to exit the commercial aviation market and sell its stake in the A2(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh (centre) receiving a petition earlier this month calling for the development of a comprehensive policy for Irish in the education system. Also pictured are  Cliodhna Ní Dhufaigh of the  Union of Students in Ireland; Julian de Spáinn, general secetary, Conradh na Gaeilge; Antoine Ó Coileáin Gael Linn; and Aodhán Ó Deá, Conradh na Gaeilge.  Photograph: Damien Eagers

Plans to double the number of students attending Irish-speaking schools feature in a new policy on the language being developed by Minister for Educat(...)

A sign for the Canadian town of Asbestos. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Things haven’t been easy for the Canadian town of Asbestos. Eight years ago, its largest mine shut down, leaving behind unemployment and a mile-wide e(...)

The scene at Claddaghduff after the caravan in which   Elvira Ferrari was staying was  blown into the sea by Storm Ali. Photograph: Paul Mealey

A 58-year old nurse from Switzerland died when the caravan she was staying in toppled over a cliff onto a beach in Connemara during Storm Ali last yea(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at the Palais des congrès in Montreal on Monday night. Photograph: Sebastien St-Jean/AFP via Getty Images

To listen to Justin Trudeau in the aftermath of Canada’s federal election this week, you would think he had just won a landslide victory, his compatri(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau celebrates his election victory with his supporters in Montreal. Photograph: Sebastien St-Jean/AFP via Getty Images

Liberal supporters trickled into the party headquarters in downtown Montreal on Monday night, apparently worried that they were about to witness an el(...)

Liberal Leader and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau celebrates with supporters as he leaves the stage after the victory speech at his election night headquarters on October 21st, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Trudeau remains in power with a Minority Government. Photograph: Cole Burston/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau hung on to power after a tight election on Monday that saw his government reduced to a minority, but aides pre(...)

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