Most Commented Stories Tagged: Ireland

The end of the plastic bag?

The plastic shopping bag is a major shopping convenience, but it's also a major environmental blight, and some countries, like Australia and China, plan to phase out the use of the bags completely

Conflict & Justice

Slovakian security surprise

Security at a Slovakian airport planted explosives in a passenger's luggage without his knowledge as part of an exercise. They didn't expect that the passenger would get through security and make it to his destination. The World's Carol Zall has more.

Global Politics

American voters in Ireland

Some Americans living in Ireland can take a trip to a pub in Dublin to cast their primary ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Brian McIntyre, and Kate Fitzgerald, chair of Democrats Abroad Ireland.

Science, Tech & Environment

Update on the Belfast's elephant angel

The Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland was trying to determine the identity of a local woman who saved the zoo's baby elephant during World War Two and kept it in her backyard. Now someone has come forward and identified the woman. Anchor Katy Clark explains her name is Denise Austin and she died in 1997.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Swell Season

Czech musician Marketa Irglova is just 21 years old, but as one-half of the indie folk duo, The Swell Season, she already lists three albums, an Oscar, and two Grammy nominations among her many accomplishments.