Back when the bedsit was the height of sophistication

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Like war stories, we all have our bedsit tales from back in the day – life in pokey holes that you’d have imagined were too small to be freezing...

An hour away is a world away if only you allow it

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There’s a guy I used to work with in Dublin, who was a Dub to his blue blood, who lived and breathed Dublin; didn’t know a lot about life...

Where would we be without the influence of grandparents?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell They used to say that the best thing about grandchildren is that you can hand them back when you’re finished; the best thing about grandparents is that they rarely...

Is there any such thing as a price on loyalty anymore?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Understanding the ingredients that go into a quote for car insurance would probably be beyond even those bright lads doing Honours Maths, so mere mortals shouldn’t even bother their...

Shoving the selfie-stick where the sun don’t shine

A Different View with Dave O’Connell ever mind the drivers who use their phones; there is a growing case to be made now that people walking while talking on their mobiles should get penalty points. And...
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Time for sport to cultivate the sound of silence on the sideline

A Different View There are few more unedifying sights than that of a large red-faced father shouting abuse at the referee in a schoolboy soccer match – and I say that as someone who would...


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