Ireland

Arts, Culture & Media

Here's why Irish author Roddy Doyle revisited his characters from The Commitments

Roddy Doyle made a splash in the mid-1980s with his first novel, The Commitments. He then took those characters on two more journeys with The Snapper and then The Van. Afterwards, he put them on a shelf for more than 20 years. But Ireland's recent economic crisis brought him back to the world of Jimmy Rabbitte's Dublin in a new novel called The Guts.

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?