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Rural Irish leaders pushing to loosen country's drunken driving laws, citing lost pub sales

Ireland has targeted drunken driving in recent years, tightening restrictions and beefing up penalties. But a group of pub operators say those tighter laws are cutting into their profits, and they're seeking help from local government to create a system that authorizes drunken driving on rural roads.

Arts, Culture & Media

San Patricio

The San Patricio Battalion fought in the Mexican American War. The story of the San Patricio Battalion is the subject of a new CD. It's by The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder. Marco Werman speaks to Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains and Ry Cooder.

Global Politics

Ireland in crisis

Ireland's two main opposition parties have called for an immediate general election after an EU-led bailout of the country's economy. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest on the bailout plan and what it might mean for other countries.