Generation rent prove the folly of just collecting stuff

A Different View with Dave O’Connell We’ve always known that nothing lasts forever; that everything is transient; that you never truly possess what you might think you own – but the next generation has taken...

Galway rain – soft and gentle and ever ready to soak you to the...

A Different View with Dave O’Connell How do you define Galway rain? It doesn’t require any explanation for those who’ve ever lived here or who have even visited – because hardly a day goes by...

Individuals dare to be different – by being exactly the same

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Anyone with their formative years in the seventies will instantly recall the Life of Brian, the Monty Python movie that was more desired because of its ban than its...

Mutual longevity may hold the secret to wedded bliss

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It was Mrs Merton who infamously put the question to Debbie McGee: “What was it that first attracted you to your husband, the millionaire magician Paul Daniels?” And yes,...
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DIY-ers give way to those who’d prefer someone to do it for them

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a recent loss of water running through the taps in our house; we still had drinking water from the kitchen but the rest had dried up without...
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We’ve lost a great Irish woman who made a lasting difference

A Different View with Dave O’Connell A couple of times in your life if you’re lucky, you encounter a person who can only be described as a force of nature; Sally O’Neill was more of...


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