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...
Dave O'Connell

Being out of touch could be great for your health

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It can be difficult not to in a world of technology that means you’re always at the end of a phone – but you should be warned; taking your...
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...

Memories of the Memory Man whose passion never dimmed

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There’s been so much written about Jimmy Magee in the week since his death that even the Memory Man himself would have difficulty digesting and retaining the half of...
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...
Croí’s Karen Maloney, Jana Slancová (front), Nonie Hickey, Lia Slancová, Emer Slancová and Esther Daly, Salthill Post Office at the launch of the Croí Christmas Cards. The charity cards are on sale now in locations throughout Galway city and county. Packs are €5.99 for 12 cards and all proceeds support the work of Croí. The cards are also available online on, along with the charity’s selection of personal and corporate E-cards.

Doing the write thing this Christmas season

A Different View with Dave O’Connell We’re a generation away from losing the ability to write. Not writing as in putting words together to form a half-coherent sentence, but writing as in taking out a...


broken clouds
9 ° C
9 °
9 °
10 °
9 °
9 °
9 °
8 °