Mobile phones can ruin your holiday – or make your day

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The first thing that three-quarters of Irish people never forget when they’re going on holidays is their phone – because obviously the whole point of being away and relaxing...

Celebrating Sony Walkman – the original of the species

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It is 40 years this summer since the Sony Walkman hit the shops and changed how we listened to music forever – or at least until the MP3 player...
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Jazzed-up funeral ceremonies might just hit the wrong note

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Perhaps it is the ultimate sign of faith in the afterlife – or alternatively a last desperate grasping at straws – but more mourners are now veering away from...

Life’s bookends provide the twin peaks of happiness!

A Different View with Dave O’Connell If you’re trying to work out the times in your life when you’ve been happiest, the chances are that the first peak is behind you and the second one...

Love Island is a land located on a completely different planet

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a time you had your finger on the pulse – these days delight is just finding one . . . a pulse, that is, because the older...

Standing up for your health means there’s no such thing as a safe seat

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Bad news for couch potatoes; the latest deadly threat to long life is sitting down. This previously innocuous pursuit is now being blamed for one in every nine deaths...

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