Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away today. He was 74-years-old. The poet won numerous writing awards including the Nobel Prize. But another Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, says few in US understand what an extraordinary role the poet had in Irish life.
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.
Apple computers and iPhones may be just about everywhere in the world but we're searching for Apple's European headquarters. The flashy corporate building is located just north of Blarney Road in Ireland. Can you name the city? It rhymes with fork.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is explaining why Apple has paid so little tax globally over the last few years. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with British member of parliament, Margaret Hodge, who is leading similar investigations in the UK.
Hunger strikes have a long history in the conflict in Northern Ireland. Anchor, Marco Werman interviews Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania about the history and power of hunger striking in Ireland.
The melding of photographs and songs help tell the story of Northern Ireland's recent violent history. The photos were taken in the 1970s and 80s by award winning photojournalist Bobbie Hanvey. The songs are by Bobbie's son, Steafán Hanvey.
The Irish language used to be a symbol of Catholic nationalism. But it's gradually becoming de-politicized, morphing into just another minority language in need of saving. You can see evidence of that change in community halls in Belfast.