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Two guys walk onto a plane

There's a photo doing the rounds on the web of two red-bearded men. The doppelgangers met as they took their seats — next to each other — on a plane. That story and a quick background brief doppelgangers.

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Arts, Culture & Media

San Patricio

The San Patricio Battalion fought in the Mexican American War. The story of the San Patricio Battalion is the subject of a new CD. It's by The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder. Marco Werman speaks to Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains and Ry Cooder.

Global Politics

The Irish and their native tongue

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.

Conflict & Justice

Boxes of Irish history

The small town of Ballina is known as �the Salmon Capital of Ireland'. It's home to only about 11,000 people. But it's also home to an extraordinary collection of historical documents. The World's Alex Gallafent reports from New York.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Fish fraud

Scientists in Ireland have uncovered cases of mistaken fish identity. A quarter of cod and haddock fillets sold in Dublin are neither cod, nor haddock, but completely different species. Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Grada's Natural Angle

The opening track on the latest CD by Grada might lead you to believe that you're in for a set of Irish jigs and reels but the quintet has more on its collective mind than traditional Celtic music. The World's Ken Bader has today's Global Hit.

Development & Education

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're going around in circles. Cairo and Beijing have ring roads, London has an orbital, and Washington's got a beltway. We're looking for another of these circular routes. The one we want you to name is in south-west Ireland.

Development & Education

Geo answer

In south-western Ireland sheep sometimes stray. That's where Brendan Ferris comes in. He's a shepherd. You can usually find him at his farm, the Kells Sheep Center. It's located on the Ring of Kerry, which is the answer, by the way, to our Geo Quiz.