Highlights / ireland

International, Internet, Science and Technology

History Canada: June 14, 1919, the first non-stop transatlantic flight

In 1919, even though there had been many advances in aircraft as a result of the First World War, the aircraft industry was still very much in its infancy. With no lack of daring, people all over were challenging the »

Environment, International

Ireland, Canada twin parks over natural, cultural links

Canada and Ireland have twinned two national park and two historic sites to reaffirm strong cultural connections and mutual goals in the areas of conservation and history. Terra Nova National Park and Signal Hill National Historic in eastern Canada will »

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ambitious Fundy turbine project-fades with a whimper

The tides in Canada’s east coast Fundy basin are among the most powerful in the world. An innovative multi-million project to build turbines to harness that energy and turn it into electrical power seems to have come to the end »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

The U.S.-Canada plane dispute: U.K. joins the fray

It began with a plan for Canada to buy 18 Super-Hornet fighter jets from Boeing as a stop-gap measure to fill a gap in Canada’s air defences. The just revealed price tag of around $6-billion has itself raised concern in »

International

Trudeau talks up free trade deal on visit to Ireland

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has held talks with his Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin and met Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. Trudeau is in Ireland on a three-day visit ahead of the G20 leaders’ summit in »

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

North Atlantic climate change research underway

An ambitious research project is underway between the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, and Ireland. Scientists from six countries are aboard a research vessel making a slow transit across the North Atlantic stopping to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean »

Society

Mystery Canadian houseboat washes up in Ireland

Authorities in Canada and Ireland are trying to track down the owner of a mysterious houseboat that has washed up on an Irish beach. The Irish coastguard was alerted by a member of the public who spotted the abandoned craft »

International, Society

Rough and tumble: Rugby Canada vs Ireland, Romania, Samoa

Canada’s senior men’s rugby team faces a stiff challenge on Saturday (Nov 12) as it begins a three match European tour. Canada’s team has pulled its players from all across the country with players from Newfoundland to British Columbia in »

International, Politics

Canada’s ‘undiplomatic’ ambassador becomes Internet sensation

Kevin Vickers, Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, raised a few eyebrows when he manhandled a protester during a commemorative ceremony in Dublin on Thursday, proving that the former parliamentary sergeant-at-arms remains a security officer at heart despite his diplomatic credentials. Vickers, »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

St Patrick’s Day- Canada

In mid-March in Canada, the population of “Irish” seems to suddenly grow exponentially, and although in many parts, white snow is often still very much present, lots of “green” appears as well. It’s all to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. St. »