A retrospective through the Taoisigh of the modern era

World of Politics with Harry McGee Charlie Haughey was still Taoiseach when I first set out in journalism over quarter of a century ago. I only encountered him once, at an event in what was...

Picking up those threads of friendship right through life

A small group of old school friends gathered recently for a lovely night out. The first indication that we were now more than 35 years past the Leaving Cert was that food replaced pints...

Blissed out on beaches with ageing bladder

Double Vision with Charlie Adley After days of solitude in Ballycroy, I head to Achill Island, where I find the same stunning scenery. Yet instead of contemplating my navel, the universe and all points between...
Fiona Slevin and Carol Galvin of Supermac’s with toys from the Supermac’s Annual Toy Appeal. All toys were safely delivered to St Bernadette's Paediatric Ward in UHG.

Are we ever to blame for our misfortune?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell If someone burgles your house because you left the window or back door unlocked, do you at least have to share a portion of the blame? The thought occurs on...
The 54th Infantry Group, made up mainly of troops from Dun Ui Maoliosa in Renmore and led by Lt Col Mary Carroll from Oranmore, pictured serving with the UN in the Golan Heights over the Christmas period.

Show some real resolve with New Year promises

A Different View with Dave O’Connell New Year, New You – or so they say. But unless you’ve access to your own cosmetic surgeon, the chances are it will be hard to tell the difference...
Organisers of the Margaret Joyce Memorial Dance in Reagan’s of Clonboo present a cheque for €14,224 to Galway Hospice Foundation chief executive Mary Nash (right); pictured are (from left) Martina Joyce, Tim Joyce, Pauline Molloy, Jackie Joyce, Helen McDonagh, Geraldine Joyce and Martin Joyce.

Tired over Christmas? Blame it on the turkey!

A Different View with Dave O’Connell You can picture the scene at almost every dinner table in the country – Christmas afternoon, dinner eaten, granny snoring in the armchair, the feast looking like it had...


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