Customers the only casualties in great insurance rip-off

I recently renewed my car insurance – a not inconsiderable sum to find at the beginning of the summer. But given that I’ve been with the same insurance company, through its...

We’re all far too tolerant of the nanny state

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There is a terrific business opportunity out there for someone who’d like to make easy money and allow smokers to enjoy their addiction without having to gaze at...

Cute Kerry boys will always take some beating

A Different View with Dave O'Connell ‘Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights as it pursues Islamist militants’ exclaimed the headline on the report by Associated Press – well, the Skibbereen Eagle keeping an...

Cars and technology show their strength in numbers

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There are many different ways in which we get hung up on numbers – did you ever, for example, wish a woman a happy fortieth and live to...

Overuse of cameras just another modern day menace

A Different View with Dave O’Connell If a wild man with blood on his hands and a knife and machete in his fist came up to you and asked you to film him on...

The Leaving Cert – a nightmare that just keeps on giving

Even those who sleep the sleep of the innocent always have one recurring nightmare – it invariably involves a question you’d never anticipated coming up in the Leaving Cert. And if...


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