The small town of Ballina is known as ï¿½the 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 But it's also home to an extraordinary collection of historical documents.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.
There was more unrest in Europe today.From violent student protests in Britain to strikes in Portugal and anger over budget cuts in Ireland, tensions are on the rise.The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.
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.
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?"