Most Shared Stories Tagged: Ireland

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

We close our program this Christmas Day with a carol from a small village in Ireland. The song is called "The Darkest Midnight" and is performed by Irish singer Cara Dillon.

Science, Tech & Environment

Cows, sheep and global warming

With 2009 likely to be a crucial year for international climate change negotiations, there's increased attention on the role agriculture may play in driving up global temperatures. Cows and sheep produce a LOT of methane, and scientists are looking at new ways to cut such "emissions". The BBC's Matt McGrath reports from Dublin.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins meets Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan. She grew up outside of Dublin, but her music was shaped by North American artists like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nina Simone.

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

Geo answer

Today's Geo Answer is Greencastle, Ireland, the first place in Europe to get the news that President Lincoln had died on this day 144 years ago. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from David Paul Nickles, U.S. State Department historian and author of "Under the Wire: How the Telegraph Changed Diplomacy."