Dave O'Connell

Our conflict with the Brits shows no signs of abating

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Back in the last century, a quartet of English visitors walked into a pub in Kinsale hoping to cheer on their national football team in a European Championship tie...
Dave O'Connell

When the microwave and hole in the wall were king

A Different View with Dave O’Connell owards the end of the last century – and those of a certain vintage still think that refers to the late 1800's but it doesn't – RTE Radio commissioned...
Three in a line at the County Galway Hunt's Point to Point at Dartfield, Kilreekill, Loughrea.

Losing your money and your mind down back of the couch

A Different View with Dave O’Connell We’ve all done it – gone off on one, accusing the world and its mother (or maybe your own mother or the mother of your children) of losing or...
Jerry Cowley....modern day hero bringing our own back home.

Modern hero who helps to bring them all back home

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It was about three weeks before Christmas and Galway Airport was still up and flying; most of those waiting for the flight to London had empty bags in their...
Garda Fight Night...Garda Sean McHugh (third from left back) presents a cheque for €60,318 to Michael Craig, Galway Hospice (third from right), the proceeds of the Galway Gardai Blue Collar Fight Night held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway. Also in the picture are (front): Garda Sharon Keaveney; Mary Tierney, Galway Hospice; Garda, Linda Woodman, Garda Shauna Keane and Garda Don Connellan. (Standing) Garda Paddy Moran, Garda Ger Brady, Garda Marvin Lee, Garda Joe Hirst and Garda Dermot Hardiman. PHOTO: STAN SHIELDS.

When it comes to pets, cats are the new dogs

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Apparently men love cats in greater numbers than ever before – which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of dogs. But in one way, you can see why; you don’t have...
Helping out in the city centre during the recent Galway By FM Radiothon in aid of Cancer Care West and Galway Hospice last weekend were Ann Burke, Eamon McElroy, Kara Giles, and Emer Coyne.

Live in the moment – and forget the camera phone

When we finally got to discover what caused the biggest gaffe in the history of the Oscars, it turned out that it was all because the man charged with holding the envelopes was too...

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