Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell celebrates after beating New Zealand during the 2014 World Cup. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell played outside centre on the first Ireland team to beat New Zealand in a senior international. Happened at the World Cup in Marcoussis(...)

The photograph purportedly showing Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands was found in the US national archives. Photograph: US national archives

A newly unearthed photograph from the US national archives has given new credence to a popular theory about the disappearance of pioneering aviator Am(...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

The fate of Sir John Franklin’s last Arctic expedition was the great mystery of its time, Amelia Earhart, Lord Lucan and the Bermuda Triangle rolled i(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Ciara O’Toole: In Italy many of her friends were restoring aircraft, salvaging parts and giving them “a second lease of life”. That second chance idea chimed with her and turned into a business plan

Ciara O’Toole is an adventurous spirit who left a career in marketing to live in Lake Como with her husband in 2007. Six months later the marriage (...)

Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin makes a welcome return for the province against Connacht at the RDS tonight. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Amelia Earhart once said that the “most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Leinster might borrow a bit of that conventional simplicity in trying to(...)