There’s a bit of Google News confusion right now surrounding the loss of young Irish doctor and Riverdance alum Eithne Walls on Flight 447. Information has been difficult to locate due to a widespread misspelling of her name as “Eithne Wallis.”
Walls, 28, hailed from Co. Down. During her six years in medical school at Trinity, she danced part-time with the Riverdance troupe. Eithne was returning from a two-week break in Rio de Janeiro with two fellow doctors (Aisling Butler of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary and Jane Deasy of Dublin) on the ill-fated flight.
You can read a statment from Eithne’s family on the BBC’s website.