Ireland officially revoked its ban on abortion this week – and its health minister says that under a new law, women won't have to pay for abortion services in the country. The goal is to ensure access and make sure women aren't forced to travel for the procedure, Health Minister Simon Harris says.

Irish President Michael D. Higgins signed the abortion referendum bill into law on Tuesday, striking the Eighth Amendment from the books.

Irelands Global Economy

Mar 15, 2012

11:00 A green Chicago river, green drinks and a lot of green clothes.... It's almost St. Patrick's Day and Americans will fully celebrate Irish culture this weekend. Ireland, however, could still be reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008. On this hour of "All Sides," we're talking about Ireland's global economy. Guest

Ireland still is reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008.  Just three years ago, Ireland was hailed as a model of economic progress, earning its economy the nickname "The Celtic Tiger." Today, it’s future is bleak. but there’s hope. Ohio Wesleyan University Political Scientist Sean Kay says the Irish people have learned important lessons from their struggles that could benefit the rest of us.

Ireland's Food Culture

Jan 4, 2010

The food culture of Ireland and traditional recipes, with “Saveurâ€? magazine co-founder and author Colman Andrews.