Michael McAndrew from Galway surfaces with the rescue mannequin while competing in the Irish Water Safety Stillwater Championships at the UL Sport Pool in Limerick. Photo: David Branigan/Oceansport

Keeping it in the family to rid pong from your pits

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Never mind that futile search for a path to world peace – scientists have come up with a solution to the biggest conundrum of all…and all along, the solution...
An Irish Air Corp Helicopter landed at UHG with a big cheque for local Heart & Stroke Charity Croi – because of their own crews’ experience in airlifting heart attack patients. The majority of Air Corp landings at UHG have patients from the west who are in need of emergency specialist cardiac care – and that’s why crew members decided to support Croi with a recent fundraising event they participated in. Pictured are (from left) Maeve Frawley CNM 11 Coronary Care Unit GUH; Airman Paul Mackey EMT; Sarah Burke, Croi; Comdt. Phil Bonner Irish Air Corp and Edwina Treacy, Croi.

Global cures to ease the pain of the morning after

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It would be very wrong to encourage drinking to excess – partly because this is Rag Week/Mayo Monday/Donegal Tuesday or whatever you’ve having yourself, but mainly because some of...
Anxious St Thomas supporters at the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-final against Ballyea at Semple Stadium, Thurles as their side suffered a narrow defeat.

Living life longer by embracing old age

A Different View by Dave O’Connell It doesn’t matter how old you grow, you always end up looking out at life through the same eyes – which means that it’s often only in the mirror...
David Forde with his wife Alison and children Kealen and Ella at Galway City Council Mayoral Reception to honour the Galway native and Irish goalkeeping hero.

Is it true to say that the clothes maketh the man?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There’s a colleague of mine who – back in his disco days – once had to make the ultimate sacrifice…he could only get into one of Galway’s top nightspots...
Members of the Galway Blazers at Castle Ellen on their recent annual hunt. Photo: Larry Morgan.

This hands-off experiment might drive us to disaster

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Uber – the global taxi hire operation – is road-testing self-driving cars, following in the footsteps of Google which sees driverless vehicles as the way of the future. And in...
Connacht captain John Muldoon and mascot Joshua Towey pose for a photograph as the teams run on to the pitch before the start of the European Rugby Champions Cup game against Zebre at the Sportsground. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Blimey – but hasn’t our language gone to pot?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It’s the surest sign yet that the equality pendulum has firmly swung in the female direction – after a major British survey discovered categorically that women now swear more...


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