Most Shared Stories Tagged: Ireland

Global Politics

Irish-speaking Ireland

For Today's Geo Quiz, it helps to speak Irish. Traditional Irish is still spoken in some pockets of Ireland. These districts are scattered up and down the rocky west coast: What's the collective name for all of the country's Irish-speaking districts?

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

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

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know which sea is connected to Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. The answer is the Irish Sea. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines that's trying to generate electricity from the tidal currents that flow through the narrows between the Strangford Lough and the sea.

Global Politics

EU show of unity

European finance ministers agreed to offer more guarantees to nervous bank depositors. It was the first real show of unity since the crisis reached European shores. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

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?"

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the 5 countries that produce most of the world's tea. The answers, according to a United Nations database, are China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.