David Irish


David Irish is a reporter and digital editor for CBC Nova Scotia. He has a keen interest in issues affecting towns and rural communities in the province. Contact him with story ideas at dave.irish@cbc.ca.

Latest from David Irish

A big lift in a small town saves historic home from uncertain future

Keirstead House in Wolfville, N.S., has an interesting history, but it sat empty and decaying for several years. Then a Toronto couple came along.

Meet the woman behind a miniature world with a lifetime of stories

The stories behind Ann Ernst miniature creations are about as diverse as her own.

Canada's last WWII corvette will miss out on 2018 tourism season

Repairs to the last of Canada's Second World War corvettes will be extended into next year after crews uncovered more hull deterioration than they’d hoped to find.

Bear chase, raccoon attack happen during 'busy time' of animal run-ins

There's no shortage of reports about animals that are aggressive or unfazed by the company of humans so far in 2018, according to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

Greenwood golf course to close after nearly 60 years

The scenic course, which spans alongside the Annapolis River, opened in 1959 and will close for good in October.

Boat captain says he's accused of smearing Lunenburg mayor with sewage

Tour boat operator Bill Flower was charged with assault this week following a heated argument with the town's mayor in August.

Fashion designer with Down syndrome delighted to dress Hollywood stars

She designed, she gifted, she charmed. Halifax's Marie Webb is still riding high after celebrity-packed trip to Hollywood.

Potholes lead man down rabbit hole of disparity on Halifax road repair

Nathan Lewis's continuous pothole problems have always been fixed by the city until this year, when he was surprised to learn what classifies a legally-accepted street in Halifax.

Emera teams from Nova Scotia heading south to be on hurricane standby

Nova Scotia Power's parent company says it's sending teams from the province to provide help, if needed, to power restoration efforts in Florida and the Bahamas.

'Huge honour': Syrian chocolatier joins Invest Nova Scotia board

From aspiring doctor in Syria, to refugee, chocolate maker and in-demand guest speaker, Tareq Hadhad can now add another big role to his resumé.

Realtor disciplined for taking framed photo from home, posting it online

Chester-based realtor Timothy Harris will have his broker's licence suspended from September to December.

Battle against food insecurity expands in Halifax, Dartmouth

Remember Square Roots and their initiative to offer affordable food in Halifax? The service is expanding to four new locations in the municipality.

Community rallying to save Halifax Transit route serving Sambro area

Halifax Transit route 402 will be discontinued in just over a week, but that's not stopping a group of residents in the Sambro area from executing a last-ditch effort to save it.

Fashion designer with Down syndrome heading to Hollywood gift lounge

Coming off a tough health battle this winter, Nova Scotia's Marie Webb is ready to travel to see the stars in the City of Angels.

Halifax library becomes pinball 'passion territory' for the weekend

Flapping flippers, bouncing bumpers and the pulling of plungers. Those sounds filled the room in a corner of the Halifax Central Library over the weekend.