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Singing sensation Ryan Sheridan to perform at HMV this Saturday

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Date Published: 05-May-2011

Singer-songwriter Ryan Sheridan will be performing live and signing copies of his debut album, The Day You Live Forever, at HMV in Galway City this Saturday evening.

The Monaghan musician made a splash in the Irish music scene last year with the release of his debut single, Jigsaw, which transpired to be one of the biggest radio hits of the year. The launch of the album marks a successful year for the guitarist that started out with him and percussionist Arthur Grazcyk playing on the streets of Temple Bar.

 

Sheridan was spotted there by his current management team and has since signed for the record label Rubyworks. The release of The Day You Live Forever appears to be the next step in what is shaping up to be a very exciting music career for the Monaghan man.

He played at Oxegen, Electric Picnic and Benicassim in Spain last summer, as well as supporting some top acts at Irish gigs, including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mark Lanegan and Wallis Bird. He played his first headline tour around Ireland last December.

He comes to Galway as part of a series of live gigs to launch The Day You Live Forever in locations such as Dublin, Monaghan, Kilkenny and Limerick.

Ryan Sheridan will perform live in HMV at Edward Square at 5pm this Saturday, May 7 and will be signing copies of his debut album in the store afterwards.

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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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