Curtains for demon drink on supermarket shelves

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The nanny state is alive and well, clearly determined to show that the citizens are utterly incapable of even the remotest modicum of self-discipline. How else could you explain the...
A Night of Ceili Dance and Craic in aid of the Galway Parkinsons Association will be held in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, from 8.30pm this Saturday night. Music on the night will be provided by Loughrea Comhaltas, accompanied by singers and dancers. Pictured at the launch of the event were members of the Galway Parkinsons Association with some of the musicians who will be performing (from left): Jimmy Dillon, Myra Coen, Des Coen, Michael Fahy, Oisin Nevin of the Raheen Woods Hotel, Ned Waldron, John Fahy, Marie Cahill, Pat Greene and Noreen Coen.

Navigating through the minefield of interviews

A Different View with Dave O’Connell What would you say is your greatest weakness?’ – it’s the question that every interviewee dreads and no boss should really dare to ask. Because there’s no right answer...
Eve Cassidy (second left) with her sister Saoirse and Anne Feeney from Glenamaddy – joined by Prof Tom Cosgrove of UL’s School of Engineering – after she received a cheque for €4,000 from engineering firm Arup under a new scholarship and awards programme in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick.

Trump’s world view is real reason to worry

A Different View with Dave O’Connell You won’t find too many to argue with the assertion that Donald Trump is a misogynistic moron with sexist, racist and fascist traits to boot. His comments on women and...
Members of St Ita's Primary School, Loughrea, band performing before the start of the Galway Camogie Senior Championship final between Mullagh and Sarsfields at the Galway Camogie Senior Championship final at Kenny Park, Athenry, last Sunday.

Celebrities should be very afraid when reality bites

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It goes without saying that we shouldn’t mock the afflicted – but when they’ve made millions for effectively doing nothing, it’s okay to make a one-time-only exception. Which is why...
The health-promoting school team of Presentation College, Athenry pictured at the HSE presentation of a Healthy Ireland ‘Health Promoting Schools’ Flag to their college as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school community. From left: Teacher David Neylon, Teacher Linda Carey, College Principal Cathal Moore, Teacher Anna Maria Newell, Deputy Principal Evelyn Concanon and Teacher Padraig Breheny. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Hi-tech at the dinner table replaces phone in the hall

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a time when the family phone was treated with such importance that it invariably had its own table in the hall. The more parsimonious of parents opted for...
Darragh Ruijger (9) keeping his eye on the stock at the Loughrea Mart Show and Sale last Friday. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

The joy of pure escapism – from Dinny up to Dallas

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a time when the earth as we knew it almost came off its axis when RTE decided to call an end to the shenanigans of Benjy and...


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