Most Commented Stories Tagged: Ireland

Arts, Culture & Media

Here's why Irish author Roddy Doyle revisited his characters from The Commitments

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.

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The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.

Conflict & Justice

Boxes of Irish history

The small town of Ballina is known as �the Salmon Capital of Ireland'. It's home to only about 11,000 people. But it's also home to an extraordinary collection of historical documents. The World's Alex Gallafent reports from New York.