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.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.