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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.

Global Politics

EU show of unity

European finance ministers agreed to offer more guarantees to nervous bank depositors. It was the first real show of unity since the crisis reached European shores. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

The Irish and their native tongue

Every child in Ireland learns the Gaelic language, but most adults there don't speak the language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with writer and filmmaker Manchan Magan, who's been exploring Ireland's relationship to its native language.

Global Politics

Coping with Ireland's financial crisis

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kevin Sheridan, owner of Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Ireland, about how the economic downturn has affected his business. Also, Rita Richardson, a retiree in Galway, Ireland, tells Lisa how she's coping with the news.