Ireland

Global Scan

Irish women ride the rails to protest restrictions on abortion

Women in Ireland resurrect a protest tactic from four decades ago to fight the country's restrictive abortion laws. While in China, police crack down on an alleged "brothel" run out of a university hotel. It apparently gave discounts to those who had a student ID. And if you are a gravedigger, or anyone with a professional, or morbid, interest in the dead, there's a new dating site for you. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Country music fans in Ireland are reeling as Garth Brooks' comeback tour concerts are cancelled

Country music star Garth Brooks was supposed to kick-off his much anticipated worldwide comeback tour in Croke Park, Dublin. But then the Dublin City Council said no to five consecutive days of concerts. It only approved three. Brooks and his entourage responded by pulling the plug on all the Dublin gigs. Now the Irish government and Dublin City Council are scrambling to reach a compromise.

Global Politics

American voters in Ireland

Some Americans living in Ireland can take a trip to a pub in Dublin to cast their primary ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Brian McIntyre, and Kate Fitzgerald, chair of Democrats Abroad Ireland.

Science, Tech & Environment

Update on the Belfast's elephant angel

The Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland was trying to determine the identity of a local woman who saved the zoo's baby elephant during World War Two and kept it in her backyard. Now someone has come forward and identified the woman. Anchor Katy Clark explains her name is Denise Austin and she died in 1997.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Swell Season

Czech musician Marketa Irglova is just 21 years old, but as one-half of the indie folk duo, The Swell Season, she already lists three albums, an Oscar, and two Grammy nominations among her many accomplishments.