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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Canada

All time
# jetting in
Why is Leo Varadkar so keen to roll out the red carpet for Justin Trudeau?
Canada’s centrist prime minister jets in this evening, and will be here until Wednesday morning.
# Missing
Irish GAA player who went missing while swimming in Canada named locally
His family has since flown over to Canada.
# British Columbia
Search underway for Irishman who went missing while swimming in Canada
The man was swimming with friends on Friday afternoon.
# rwc 2019
Ex-Connacht player AJ MacGinty helps USA to World Cup qualification
The Dublin native hit six conversions out of eight as his side defeated Canada.
# this just in
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.
# Player Welfare
Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests
The 24-year-old left Connacht at the end of the season.
# gin and catatonic
Canada recalls batch of Bombay Sapphire gin they accidentally made 77% alcohol
It should only be 40%.
# few pints
An Irishman in a Galway jersey popped up on Canadian TV and gave the best interview
A star is born.
# discriminatory
Canadian province makes it illegal to force women to wear high heels at work
The premier of British-Columbia has said companies can no longer impose such a rule.
# mother of all bombs
Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.
# Jashua Robert Tremblay
Canadian who groomed Irish teenager is jailed and banned from using internet
The court case followed a long investigation involving Edmonton Police, Canada’s national police force and the gardaí.
# bottle of vodka
Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit
Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.
# Niall Hurley
Family begin campaign to fly seriously-ill Kerryman home from Canada
Niall Hurley, a 28-year-old carpenter from Tralee, was planning to return home when he suffered from a brain aneurysm and a stroke.
# Canada
Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'
Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.
# ciaran kelly
'It feels so cruel': Family of critically ill Irish man plead for donations to bring him home
The family is looking for €100,000 to bring Ciaran back to Ireland.
# new measures
Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights
Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.
# Controversy
Canadian judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in sexual assault trial
Judge Camp had said in a 2014 trial that “pain and sex sometimes go together”.
# strong stuff
Vodka recall in Canada after bottles found to be twice the strength with 81% alcohol
There have been “no reported illnesses” linked to drinking the tainted vodka.
$40k raised for family of Wicklow man who died in Canada
He was the father of twin sons.
# air india disaster
The man behind the 1985 bombing of a 747 off the coast of Cork has been freed
On 23 June 1985, an Air India Boeing 747 bound for Delhi exploded some 120 miles off the coast of Cork.
# anton pilipa
Missing Canadian man found near Amazon jungle after 5 years reunited with family
Anton Pilipa had been missing for five years.
# Tragic
Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker
Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths.
# costly mistake
Canadian teen tennis star fined €6k for hitting Davis Cup umpire in face with ball
The ITF agreed that Denis Shapovalov wasn’t targeting Arnaud Gabas.
# Mosque
'A father to everyone': Tributes paid to Quebec shooting victims
Six men died in the attack, which took place during evening prayers at a mosque.
# terrorist shooting
Student and 'supporter of right-wing politics' charged with murder of six at Quebec mosque
The other detained man is being described as a witness.
# quebec
Six people have died after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Canada
The attack occurred just after midnight Irish time.
# Canada
Ethics probe begins into Justin Trudeau's lavish island holiday
The post-Christmas holiday at a billionaire’s home in the Bahamas possibly represents a conflict of interest.
# Vancouver
"It's hard to escape it": The Canadian city at the epicentre of an opioid epidemic
Officials declared an emergency in the spring after a surge in availability of cheap synthetic fentanyl.
# regina
Irishman in Canada charged with breaking into bank by driving car through front door
Police say Patrick Shannon assaulted police officers.
# New Year's Day
Drunk Canadian pilot arrested after fainting in plane cockpit
The pilot was scheduled to fly 99 passengers and 6 crewmembers to Cancun this morning.
# Suspicious Deaths
Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo
The director of animal care at the Calgary zoo said it was “devastating news”.
# ah lads
Montreal put up their Christmas tree this week and everyone is taking the piss
Look at this thing.
# Slip Slidin' Aw-eh
Watch as buses, a police car and a salt truck pile up on an icy Canadian hill
Thankfully nobody was injured.
# It'll Blow over
Canadian parliament jobs discussion ends in "fart" debate
MP Michelle Rempel was discussing the need for more jobs in the Alberta region.
# learning
Ireland well beaten by superior Canadian side but can draw positives from second Test
Nikki Caughey was the only Ireland player on the scoresheet in the 48-7 defeat.
# Close Call
Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone
Two flight attendants on the passenger plane sustained minor injuries.
# in stride
International debut was just one more step on Ringrose's way to the very top
The humble rising star was only short of a try on an impressive debut.
# gamebreaker
O'Halloran expecting a week of Bealham boasting after sublime offload try-assist
Good touch for a big man.