The remains of former Bishop of Galway, Most Rev Dr Eamonn Casey, being carried into the crypt at Galway Cathedral. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Reaction can determine how the story unfolds

 A Different View with Dave O’Connell Sometimes life turns on the head of a pin – and the direction you leap will determine so much of your future path from there to the end of...
Pictured at the launch of next month's Galway Garda Blue Cycle Challenge from Galway to Croagh Patrick, at Salthill Garda Station, were Inspector Tom Waters, Supt Pat McHugh, Bridie Kinnneavy, Dr Michael Coughlan, Garda Aidan Coughlan, Galway football manager Kevin Walsh, Mary Flanagan, Eamon O'Toole, Mick Staunton, Joe Burke, Margaret Tierney and Padraic Scarry and members of Pieta House and I Can Charities. Photo: Stan Shields.

When did national holiday become homage to drink?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell On one hand, we should be proud as punch that our small country’s national holiday is enjoyed so enthusiastically by at least half the planet. But let’s not lose the...
The Marine Institute's CEO Dr Peter Heffernan recently hosted the visit of Norweigan Ambassador Else Berit Eikeland to Galway, where she met executive management at its headquarters in Rinville Oranmore. Photo: Andrew Downes

Truth at the core when it comes to profanities

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Good news for those who practice the art of profanity – researchers have now concluded that those who swear most are also likely to be the most honest people...
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...


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