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...
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...

Conflicting emotions on the season of Christmas

Is there a person out there who hasn’t conflicting views about Christmas? On one hand, you have the hard sell, the commercialisation that begins as soon as Halloween is over – down with the...

Just cold comfort for those who fell through the cracks

A Different View with Dave O’Connell A woman stopped traffic on the road outside the hospital as she dragged her bedding to the other side to make a nest for herself for the night in...


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