Ireland is not as Catholic as it used to be. One area where the Church still has a great deal of influence, though, is in the public schools. But some Irish parents want to re-examine the role of religion in educations.
Right up until the day of the referendum, pretty much everyone thought Ireland’s vote on abortion this past Friday was going to be close. It wasn’t. Two-thirds of voters said "yes" to repealing the country’s constitutional ban on abortion.
Ireland votes on abortion this week. Ciara O’Connor Walsh, who's a supporter of abortion rights, knows where she stands on the issue. But she wondered, what do folks on the other side have to say? She's produced a podcast series called, The Eighth.
The right to life of the unborn is protected by Ireland's constitution. The Eighth Amendment was passed by national referendum in 1983. In May, Irish voters will take part in another referendum. This time, they're being asked whether they want to repeal the abortion ban.
Some on the left had hoped the new taoiseach, as a gay man and son of an immigrant, would usher in a progressive agenda for his center-right party, Fine Gael. But Varadkar has held fast to his conservative politics, and that’s proving to be a lesson for the left.
Irish voters approved a constitutional ban on abortion in 1983. Thousands of Irish women have traveled abroad for the procedure since then — and there's a new movement to get them to tell their stories.
Hare Squead is a hip-hop trio based in Dublin. They're first generation immigrants from Africa who happened to run into each other while skateboarding in Ireland's capital. Just two years later they're one of the hottest acts around.
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.
The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.
For today's Geo Quiz, we asked the question ?who is Molly Malone?' Marco Werman speaks with Maev Kennedy, who writes for London's Guardian newspaper. She says an older 18th century version of the song Cockles and Mussels has been discovered.
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.
Ireland will unveil an austerity budget and sealing a bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.The World's Laura Lynch reported from Ireland 18 months ago, Now, she's gone back to see two of the people have fared.