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Hip hop and comedy on menu

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Date Published: 12-May-2011

Limerick hip-hop duo The Rubberbandits bring their hybrid of hip hop and comedy to the stage of the Róisín Dubh for an eagerly anticipated gig this Saturday night.

The controversial act gained notoriety and acclaim in equal measure last year with the release of the expletive-laden single, Horse Outside, which got over six million hits on YouTube and climbed the charts to register at Christmas number two.

A second single, I Wanna Fight Your Father, was launched last February and fans have been given to understand that there is an album in the pipeline and set for release before too long. Within 24 hours of release, their second single had garnered more than 170,000 views on YouTube.

The collective star of the duo – who have adopted the catchy names Mr Chrome and Blind Boy Boat Club – has continued to rise and they have won awards for both their music and their comedy. They have performed at both the Bulmers Comedy Festival and Electric Picnic, and have played in support of Alabama 3, Super Extra Bonus Party and Ice Cube.

This year, they were named by entertainment.ie as Best Irish Act, beating competition from the likes of Villagers, Fionn Regan and The Script.

The Rubberbandits play the Róisín Dubh at 9pm on Saturday, May 14. Tickets cost €15. DJ KC (Today FM) and DJ Ferg also provide entertainment on the night.

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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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