Polls say Ireland will become the first country on Earth to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. But while dissenters, including the Catholic Church, haven't spoken out loudly, the vote on Friday might still be closer than expected.
During a wedding in Ireland last year, Father Ray Kelly stepped to the microphone and sang a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." One attendee posted the performance on You Tube, and now Kelly has a record contract and his debut album has been released.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
We have a roundup of the recent security response in Western Europe to threats of terrorism. The response includes the arrest of dozens of suspected Islamic militants in Belgium, Germany and France. Two suspects died in a firefight with police in eastern Belgium.
For years, national leaders have failed to create sustainable climate change solutions, and poorer nations and communities have borne the brunt of inaction. Now human rights issues are getting much more attention.
Ireland's Stephanie Roche could become the first woman to ever to win FIFA's Puskás Award for scoring the best goal of the year. Her spectacular shot became a YouTube sensation and earned her a place on the shortlist with Colombia's James Rodriguez and Hollands' Robin van Persie.
Every child in Ireland learns the Gaelic language, but most adults there don't speak the language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with writer and filmmaker Manchan Magan, who's been exploring Ireland's relationship to its native language.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kevin Sheridan, owner of Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Ireland, about how the economic downturn has affected his business. Also, Rita Richardson, a retiree in Galway, Ireland, tells Lisa how she's coping with the news.
Buskers or street musicians have to follow a new set of rules if they want to play on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. The city requires that anyone busking has to be able to play at least 20 songs and they can't monopolize the same corner.
Europe's horsemeat scandal grows by the day, with leaders there now calling for a second emergency food summit. Horsemeat has now been found in frozen lasagnas and other products supposedly containing beef in England, Ireland, France and Sweden.
Standard & Poor's, the debt rating agency that downgrades U.S. debt this summer has issued a warning that France, Germany and 13 other European Union countries, those using the Euro, may see their credit ratings reduced.
Bangladesh's national soccer team isn't competing in the World Cup this year, so fans there are flying the colors of Argentina or Brazil — and that has put them afoul of the authorities. The artist behind "Calvin and Hobbes" returns, briefly. And Apple awaits a tax bill, in today's Global Scan.