Members of St Ita's Primary School, Loughrea, band performing before the start of the Galway Camogie Senior Championship final between Mullagh and Sarsfields at the Galway Camogie Senior Championship final at Kenny Park, Athenry, last Sunday.

Celebrities should be very afraid when reality bites

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It goes without saying that we shouldn’t mock the afflicted – but when they’ve made millions for effectively doing nothing, it’s okay to make a one-time-only exception. Which is why...
The health-promoting school team of Presentation College, Athenry pictured at the HSE presentation of a Healthy Ireland ‘Health Promoting Schools’ Flag to their college as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school community. From left: Teacher David Neylon, Teacher Linda Carey, College Principal Cathal Moore, Teacher Anna Maria Newell, Deputy Principal Evelyn Concanon and Teacher Padraig Breheny. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Hi-tech at the dinner table replaces phone in the hall

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a time when the family phone was treated with such importance that it invariably had its own table in the hall. The more parsimonious of parents opted for...
Darragh Ruijger (9) keeping his eye on the stock at the Loughrea Mart Show and Sale last Friday. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

The joy of pure escapism – from Dinny up to Dallas

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a time when the earth as we knew it almost came off its axis when RTE decided to call an end to the shenanigans of Benjy and...
Michael and Anita Geary, St Joseph's Ave, Henry Street, who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the wedding at a reception in the Menlo Park Hotel, having married fifty years ago at St. Patrick's Church, Forster Street. They are pictured with their extended family (seated - from left) Meg, Abi, Conor and Pauline, with (standing) Tommy, P.J., Marie, Dean, Yvonne, Kevin, Ann, Jessica and Gerry. Photo: Stan Shields.

Surveys can put you top of the poll or down the dumps

A Different View with Dave O’Connell If there are two clichés that must be trotted out by every aspiring politician, they are the revelation that a week is a long time in politics – unless...
St Joseph's College 'Bish’ Parents Council members Hazel Pagett and Ann-Marie Slevin Day presenting a cheque to Justin McDermott from Jigsaw, joined by Bish Principal Ciaran Doyle. The donation is a mark of the school's support for the wonderful work carried out by Jigsaw Galway.

Uncovering the latest trends in coat fashion

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Anyone who has ever seen the way I dress would know that the world of fashion is complete anathema to me – but every so often some trend comes...
Sax on the Prom's Alan Nolan and President Michael D. Higgins having a chat in the Salthill sunshine.

Anger rooms are all the rage in America

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There’s an old axiom about not getting mad, but getting even – the danger is that can have disastrous consequences in the land of the free and the home...

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