Ireland

Conflict

Borders, belonging, identity, immigration and refugees in Ireland and Germany

Trace your family tree back far enough, and you'll likely find an immigrant or a refugee. Even seemingly homogenous populations, like Ireland's, have had plenty of them over time, coming in and going out. Germany is now integrating almost a million refugees who have come in over the past year. In the face of such changes, how do people in each country consider, expand or defend their identities?

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer/global hit

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for an area in the west of Ireland marked by the Twelve Bens. The answer is Connemara, home of our featured Global Hit artist, singer Bridgit Fitzgerald.

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.

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."

Business, Economics and Jobs

Ireland's economy woes

A year ago, Ireland was the 'Celtic Tiger' -- an economic success story on par with any fast rising Asian nation. Today, Ireland is going through a wrenching economic slump. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Dublin.