Date Published: 25-Apr-2011
BY ENDA CUNNINGHAM
A well-known city centre bar and restaurant – which closed down last Christmas – reopened at the weekend with the creation of around 25 jobs.The Cellar Bar on Eglinton Street closed down at the end of last year when the former owners’ chain of pubs and off-licences collapsed.
The pub has been refurbished and opened its doors on Saturday, with an official launch due to be held in the coming weeks
.New owner Michael Gilmore from Salthill – who also owns the Malt House bar and restaurant in Mountbellew – said around 25 new jobs will be created, including around seven or eight staff who were employed in the old business.
He will be joined by co-owner Martin Proulx, who has managed the Malt House for the last nine years.“
The bar had a very substantial food trade, and we are hoping to build on that, using our expertise from the Malt House, and will be bringing in some of our specialities from there,” said Mr Gilmore.
The new owners are also renovating the ‘cellar’ of the premises to rejuvenate it as a live music venue. In the meantime, there will be live acts upstairs
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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
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.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
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.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
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.