In brief: Colm 'Stride' O'Brien presents a tribute to the giants of ragtime piano
COLM 'Stride' O'Brien will present another of his celebrated piano extravaganzas in the National Concert Hall on Friday, November 19 (1-2pm).
The programme includes works of Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and Fats Waller, and one of its highlights will be a tribute to the great composer Irving Berlin. Bookings on 01-417-0000 or www.nch.ie
Aldi wins award for own-brand range
Aldi Stores Ireland's specially selected own-brand premium grocery range has scooped the Best Private Label Range (Premium) award at the 2010 Checkout National FMCG Awards.
Commenting on the win, an Aldi spokesperson said: "Our specially selected range offers an unrivalled combination of both quality and price. This award is further proof that you don't have to pay a premium price for a quality Irish product." The judging panel praised Aldi's commitment to Irish sourcing and its development of Irish-specific lines.
Report on medical claims complete
THE report on the current system of awarding lump-sum payments for damages in medical negligence for future care needs, and all other cases where catastrophic injuries are awarded damages, will be presented to Justice Minister Dermot Ahern tomorrow by Judge Nicholas Kearns. The working group was chaired by Judge John Quirke.
Wholesaler announces 2,175 new jobs
The AIM Group, one of Ireland's largest independent wholesalers and the holder of the master franchise of Iceland supermarkets in Ireland, last week announced the creation of over 2,175 jobs and the roll out of over 40 Iceland retail outlets across Ireland in the next four years.
The AIM Group are also opening a new discount chain of homeware stores. In addition, the group will also open 50 €2 Euro Stores across the country. The total level of capital investment will be over €25m.
The announcement was made by CEO Tom Keogh during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Iceland's new store, at the Moore Street Mall, Ilac centre, Dublin.
Mornington Sisters release new album
Described by renowned singer Andrea Bocelli as "a beautiful choir", the Mornington Singers have brought out their third album, Water Night.
The album's songs range from the sensuous 'This Marriage' to the traditional 'Danny boy' and 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose'. The mixed-voice chamber choir, conducted by Orla Flanagan, is based in Dublin and comprises 38 singers from diverse parts of the globe.