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In brief: Amy's show about life for the young Irish in London is coming to Bewley's

THIS is Amy de Bhrun, who is bringing her one-woman show Life to Bewley's Cafe Theatre on Grafton Street, Dublin, next Saturday, January 29.

The show, directed by her mother Helena Browne, is based on Amy's experiences as a 19-year-old immigrant arriving in London from Ireland -- a journey through dating, career and depression in what turns out to be one of the loneliest cities in the world.

Described by the critics as "warm, charming and honest", it is a fusion of poetry, song and theatre, with plenty of laughs. Call the box office on (087) 989 2994.

Film tells story of Haiti mercy flight

THE dramatic story of how telecoms tycoon Denis O'Brien used his private jet to bring a party of Irish nuns and builders to the Haitian capital of Port au Prince in the wake of last year's earthquake will be told in a BBC2 documentary next Saturday, January 29, at 8pm.

Their initial assessment was that Haiti needed houses for the millions left homeless by the quake and a beacon rebuilding project to unify the country and give it hope.

The Ironmarket, Haiti's equivalent of the Eiffel Tower, was the chosen project and the film tells the story of the race to complete it and the houses in time for the first anniversary of the disaster.

Lidl launches recruitment drive

LIDL Ireland, one of Europe's fastest-growing retailers, has announced a nationwide recruitment drive for district managers and store managers, positions that offer candidates unrivalled opportunities to develop a broad range of management and leadership skills.

The recruitment drive coincides with the Choices 2011 Careers Expo, which runs at the Aviva Stadium from Friday until Monday, January 24.

Lidl representatives will be on hand at the Expo to showcase the company's entire range of career opportunities and to answer questions from jobseekers about the exciting positions on offer.

Call to invest more in the Third World

LARRY O'Loughlin, who is regional manager of Teagasc, has this week been appointed chairman of the board of the third-world development organisation, VITA (formerly Irish Refugee Trust).

He has called for an increase in donor aid by governments and donor agencies in the West to developing countries, in particular to agriculture-based projects.

"Increased investment in food production in developing countries would greatly reduce poverty and dependence on the West within a generation" he said.

Grafton appoints branch manager

THE Grafton Employment Group has appointed Niall Harris branch manager for its Cork and Limerick offices.

Valentines jazz line-up is unveiled

THE Des Hopkins Dixieland Band is ready to headline the annual Valentines Jazz Weekend at Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, over the weekend of February 12-14. The line up for the fun-packed weekend features such notable musicians as Cork trumpet legend Marco Patrassi, Pat McCarthy from the Paddy Cole Band, Barry Cluskey, The Bossa Band, Planet Parade and many more. More info from www.lawlorshotel.com or 058 41122.

Sunday Independent