Roddy Doyle made a splash in the mid-1980s with his first novel, The Commitments. He then took those characters on two more journeys with The Snapper and then The Van. Afterwards, he put them on a shelf for more than 20 years. But Ireland's recent economic crisis brought him back to the world of Jimmy Rabbitte's Dublin in a new novel called The Guts.
In 1989, musician Peter Gabriel launched Real World Records as a way to give international artists wider exposure. Now 25 years later, the label is still going strong. One of their most influential bands, Afro Celt Sound System, blended Irish airs and African beats in a dance-y, original style.
Muhammed Ali was in Ireland today?tracing his family roots to the town of Ennis in Ireland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Nolan, Managing Director of the Dromoland Castle Hotel, where the boxing legend was a guest of honor at a fundraising banquet.
Scientists in Ireland have uncovered cases of mistaken fish identity. A quarter of cod and haddock fillets sold in Dublin are neither cod, nor haddock, but completely different species. Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.