Size matters – but let’s not work ourselves into extinction over it

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who had size twelve feet; now there are shoes of that size scattered around our house like small canvass boats just waiting for...

There’s really no such thing as the perfect time to score

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Living a mere 100 per cent is never enough for footballers; you have to dig deep and find that extra ten per cent within your metaphorical locker to make...

Leave silver surfers to their own devices – ‘til death do them part

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Mobile phones – you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them….and now it transpires you might still need one even after you die. And it’s all because...

The lasting influence of teachers who are worth their weight in gold

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The President of NUI Galway is a learned man. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh graduated first in his class at UCG; he qualified as a chartered accountant and holds a PhD...
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Bearing the scars and marks of our burgeoning musical taste

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Most young fellas follow the English football team that was top of the table in the year that they first noticed all the glamour – which is fine if...

Nothing lasts forever – at least on the electrical front

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Back in the day, when you bought your first new house, the Government gave you what was known as the First Time Buyer’s Grant which allowed you to purchase...


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