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Energetic and experimental Adebisi Shank promise musical feast

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Date Published: 02-Jun-2011

Wexford-based experimental rock trio Adebisi Shank bring their energetic live show to the stage of the Róisín Dubh for an eagerly awaited performance this Saturday.

The instrumental dance-rock group have toured both Europe and Japan extensively and now bring their innovative show closer to home for a musical feast in the Galway venue. The event also features Waterford band O Emperor and acoustic-pop twins Heathers.

Adebisi Shank have enjoyed considerable success in recent times and this is reflected by the fact that their music is now on three different labels worldwide: Richter Collective, Big Scary Monsters and Parabolica Records.

Renowned for their energetic live performances, the band scooped the awards for Best Album, Best Rock Band and Best Design this year at the annual Digital Socket Awards, a music awards show organised by Irish music bloggers.

They were also nominated for a prestigious Choice Music Prize in the Best Album category and thrilled a sold-out crowd with their live performance at Vicar Street in March.

Alternative-rock quintet O Emperor also return to the Róisín this weekend following the success of their hit album Hither Thither last year, which climbed to number six in the Irish charts. Acoustic-pop duo Heathers are best known for their single Remember Me, which features on the Fáilte Ireland TV advertisements.

Adebisi Shank play at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday, June 4, along with O Emperor and Heathers. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost €15.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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