Job boost as Aim Group opens four new Iceland stores around country
THE AIM Group, one of Ireland's largest independent wholesalers and owner of the master franchise of Iceland supermarkets here, has announced the creation of over 40 jobs at the official opening of its new Iceland store in Carlow last week.
In the past three weeks, the frozen food franchise has opened stores in Coolock, Dublin; Clonmel, Co Tipperary; and Ashbourne, Co Meath, creating over 200 new jobs across the country with a total investment of €3m.
Concert to feature double premiere
THE Mornington Singers will stage a special concert, Illuminare: English Music from the 16th to 21st Century, in the Chapel of Trinity College Dublin on Saturday, December 3, at 8pm. The choir, in collaboration with Andrew Johnstone (organ), will feature the Irish premieres of two works by Judith Bingham: Our Faith is a Light and Beneath these Alien Stars.
Muay Thai champions gather in Arena
RUMBLE In The Arena, the biggest Muay Thai event to come to Ireland, takes place on December 17 at the Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, starting at 6pm.
The martial art is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. More details at www.irishmuaythaicouncil.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electric Picnic 'Get Together' a winner
THE Brand Activation Award, which celebrates the most creative sponsorship activity for 2011, has been awarded to the 'Get Together Arena' at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, organised by Bacardi Ireland.
Zumbathon for leukaemia charity
THE ultimate Zumba event will be held on December 3 for the Children's Leukaemia Research Project at the Riverview Club, Clonskeagh, Dublin. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets cost €12 and €15. Contact Heather Gordon and email@example.com.
Artists join Black Sheep for exhibition
THE Black Sheep Arts Group of Dalkey, together with Valerie Coombes and John Higgins, will host an exhibition at the Kilternan Gallery, Enniskerry Road from tomorrow to December 4. The exhibition will reflect the variety and passion inherent in the Black Sheep motto: 'Celebrating individual expression'.
Mission Space ride bound for Dublin
EUROPE'S tallest funfair ride, Mission Space, arrives in Dublin next week for the 7UP Winter Wonderland. This takes place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, from December 8 to January 8. Ticketmaster.ie or www.7upwinterwonderland.ie.
Sounds of the showbands at the Helix
IRELAND'S Showbands -- Do You Come Here Often? is back by popular demand at the Helix, Dublin, from January 6 to January 8. Presented by George Jones, it features Dickie Rock, Dominic Kirwan, Sandy Kelly, Paddy Cole, Hugo Duncan, Philomena Begley, Declan Ryan and Robin Averill. Tickets on sale from the Helix.