During World War II thousands of Irish soldiers joined the British army to fight the war, but when they came home to Ireland they were treated as deserters and put on a blacklist. Now, there is growing pressure on the Irish government to pardon those men.
In Ireland, the company that makes Guinness stout created a holiday - Arthur's Day - to celebrate Guinness and boost sales. But some pub owners say the need for marketing events like that show how Ireland's pub culture is changing.
Irish author Kevin Barry's short stories play with the vernacular in his character's dialogue. His latest book of stories, "Dark Lies the Island" comes out this fall. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Barry about his choices for armchair travel this summer.
We have a roundup of the recent security response in Western Europe to threats of terrorism. The response includes the arrest of dozens of suspected Islamic militants in Belgium, Germany and France. Two suspects died in a firefight with police in eastern Belgium.
A record company executive tells host Lisa Mullins that he'd love to discover the next Spice Girls. So Lisa Mullins asks him, "why did you sign a recording contract with three small-town priests from Northern Ireland?"