Among Ireland’s renowned explorers, of whom there are many, one name stands out. Shackleton and Crean (Antarctic voyages), Robert O’Hara Burke (first to cross the Australian Outback) and many others achieved monumental feats of discovery but it is the figure of the fifth century St Brendan who is the true torchbearer for Irish adventure.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
A news agency run by the so-called 'Islamic State' group has claimed the man who stabbed and wounded eight people at a shopping mall in Minnesota, before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer, was a "soldier of the Islamic State".
Sun, 18 Sep, 2016
In a visitor attitude survey carried out by Fáilte Ireland in 2010, 20% of overseas visitors said their holiday decisions were influenced by film and television. Film tourism, or “set-jetting”, has become big business by raising the awareness of previously little known tourist destinations, and prompting a surge of visitors to their locations.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
NECESSITY is the mother of invention, goes the old adage. It held true when Colette Swift arrived in London some years ago and walked straight into he middle of a tube train strike and had no option but to buy a bike to commute across the city to work.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2004