When did we find that life needed coaching?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell How in God’s name did people ever manage to live their lives before the world invented life coaches? Or has dragging your bones from day to day now become such...

Flowers fill out the minute – but trees outlast your life

A Different View with Dave O’Connell If there’s an opposite to green fingers, I’m the proud possessor of eight of them – aided and abetted by two thumbs of an equally non-verdant variety. And that’s fine...

Best bet with resolutions is to keep it all much the same

A Different View with Dave O’Connell One week into the New Year and the only certainty is that the best of the resolutions are already lying on the wasteland, proving only again that the only...

Visiting Santa at the North Pole – only to find he’d gone home

A Different View with Dave O’Connell On the scale of life’s great disappointments, it had to be right up there – you make the effort of trekking through air, snow and ice to make it...

Ciotógs no longer live in fear of heavy-handed retribution

A Different View with Dave O’Connell As always it was a great line from comedian Tommy Tiernan on the Late Late Show, as he ruminated on how quickly times can change: “We have a gay...

Warm-hearted Finns enjoy centenary in a cold climate

A Different View with Dave O’Connell In a lifetime of gracing strange pubs and nightclubs, the weirdest of all was one in Helsinki that took its theme from the humble tractor - and the Zetor...

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