The Mayor of Galway City, Cllr Donal Lyons launching Galway Hospice Sunflower Day, which takes place on Friday, June 5. He is joined by (from left) Neil McKinnon, Fiona McKinnon of Galway Hospice Ronan McKinnon, Michael Craig of Galway Hospice and Derri McKinnon. The Hospice is looking for volunteers to help sell Sunflowers on the day across the city and county. If you are interested in helping please contact the Hospice fundraising department on 091-770868 or e-mail

Referendum proves it is time for next generation to lead

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Despite popular – and populist – conception, it wasn’t just the youth vote that delivered the Yes verdict in the Marriage Equality Referendum…but it definitely unleashed a new generation...
On the ball . . .Amy Kemp, age 13, from Kilkerrin/Clonberne Ladies football club and nine year old Darragh Brogan from Miltown presenting the match ball to referee Barry Cassidy with Galway captain Gary O Donnell and Kildare captain Fionn Dowling. The two were selected following a competition run by Galway GAA sponsor Supermac's.

We can sleep more soundly when heroes fly overhead

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Hypochondriacs dream of having a hospital on their own doorstep – in our case it’s more a stone’s throw from the back door via an eight foot wall, but...

Get beside the bright guy if you want to get ahead

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There used to be a pattern to the geography of the old school year; the first-day rush for desks at the back of the classroom – ideally directly behind...

Battle for the sunbeds may be consigned to holiday history

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Even on holidays – indeed especially on holidays – most of us Irish would never be mistaken for early risers; fair to say we’ve all been on a sun...
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Whoever turned weddings into a competitive sport?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell here are many ways to make your wedding day special; you can go for the tried and trusted of being surrounded by family and friends as you make a...
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...


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