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Sweden at the Bray Jazz Festival 2017!

MalinWättring1Bray Jazz Festival will take place on April 28th-30th, and tickets are now on sale.

There will  some great shows lined up, including headliners from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the United States and the UK. Elsewhere there will be visiting performers from Switzerland, India and Australia on the bill, together with some of the very best musicians working in improvised music in Ireland.

Early-bird discounted ticket packages can be bought, as well as a limited edition ‘WEEKEND PASS‘ – which provides access to all ticketed shows over the bank holiday weekend for the discounted price of €80.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to kickstart the May Bank Holiday weekend!

For more information on the programma and for tickets please see /http://www.brayjazz.com/

Sankta Lucia concert and procession in Christ Church Dublin Saturday 3 December at 7.00 pm

Lucia picture for promotion 2016Sankta Lucia makes her way to Dublin in a procession filled with light… Ticket sales have now started for this year’s big Sankta Lucia concert taking place on Saturday 3 December at 19.00 in Christ Church Cathedral. Invite friends, colleagues or family to what is a magnificent concert and a uniquely Nordic tradition.
Send a mail directly to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on sccireland@gmail.com to reserve your tickets and pick them up at the SWEA Christmas Market on Sunday 27 November, held at Cultúrlann na hEireann, 32 Belgrave Square, Monkstown.

Tickets are priced at 40 euro for Premium (reserved seating) and 20 euro (open seating). For groups of more than 5 persons, ticket price is 15 euro per person.

26 October – 17 November – Nordic Now, contemporary Nordic Design

Nordic NowContemporary design from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be explored through an exibition and events at Dún Laoghaire’s iconic dlr LexIcon and Nordic Makers from 26 October to 17 November entitled Nordic Now.

Opening on 26 October, Dún Laoghaire design store Nordic Makers hosts Nordic Now, an exhibition showcasing contemporary design. Including work from Hunting & Narud (NO) Leena Kouhia (FI), Kajsa Willner (SE) and others, the exhibition highlights emerging designers and small studios from the Nordic region who are exploring materiality, engaging in sustainable practice, or are redefining Nordic design. The exhibition runs in Nordic Makers on Georges Street Lower until 17 November.

A flying talk with Alan Sparling – SAS

Alan in full actionSAS celebrates 50 years in Ireland this year and on 17 May, SCCI members and guests took a small trip down memory lane together with fellow SCCI member Alan Sparling, SAS (among also other airlines) agent here in Ireland. We learnt the story of SAS start in Ireland and a little bit about SAS future plans for Ireland.Tips were given on how to book an enjoyable flight and the merit of having a Eurobonus card be it for points to redeem on flights (or hotels) or achieving entrance to the SAS Lounges for some rest or peaceful work before a flight.

SCCI Member Reddy Charlton awarded Dublin Law Firm of the Year 2016

Reddy Charlton Solicitors. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Reddy Charlton Solicitors.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Reddy Charlton was announced as the Dublin Law Firm of the Year at the 2016 Irish Law Awards sponsored by AIB Private Banking.

The awards were presented at a black-tie gala evening ceremony on Friday 6 May in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Burlington Road, Dublin 4, attended by 550 guests and hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan.

Now in its fifth year, the Irish Law Awards commend excellence in Irish law and recognise the outstanding achievements and exemplary practices of the Irish legal community. This year’s finalists included leading law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal teams across the country.

Commenting on the calibre of the finalists, Dr Eamonn G Hall, Chairman of the judging panel said: “The submissions for the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards reflect the significant and impressive achievements of solicitors, barristers and legal executives from all over Ireland. The Awards will recognise these lawyers for the excellent client service they provide. The judges greatly admire the many achievements of these lawyers which all deserve to be celebrated.”

Reddy Charlton has consistently been shortlisted in the Irish Law Awards in recent years; in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for the “Commercial Law Team” category and last year for “Dublin Law Firm of the Year”.

Paul Keane, Managing Partner, Reddy Charlton said “We are thrilled to be recognised in this way among our peers in the Dublin legal community.  I would like to acknowledge the hard work of all our team and the support of our clients and friends.  We will continue to serve our clients with passion, clarity and integrity”.

SCCI in Sweden !

Banner of SCCI with from left Jan Frisk,  Ninni Svantesson Frisk,,their grandchildren and Paul Keane.The Chamber was represented in the celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in Stockholm.

The Irish Ambassador, Orla O Hanrahan, hosted a reception on the day itself in the Maritime Museum . There was a generous  range of Irish foods and drink to refresh the large assembly of Irish and Swedish guests.

The guests included the Swedish Ambassador to Ireland , Ulrika Sundberg, other members of the diplomatic corps , members of the Riksdag, senior civil servants and local and Irish business people.

On the following Saturday , a large parade of about 1000 people set off through the streets of Stockholm led by a pipe band and Irish Wolfhounds . The carrying of the banner  of the SCCI was shared by Paul Keane ,  by our old friends Jan Frisk and Ninni Svantesson Frisk and  by students of the School of Celtic Studies in Uppsala that were press-ganged for the day !

Tasty talk with Birgitta Curtin from the Burren Smokehouse – 2 February 2016

Birgitta Curtin - Burren Smokehouse in presentation modeFor the first lunch with speaker for 2016 the members and guests of SCCI were treated to a most interesting and entertaining talk by SCCI member Birgitta Curtin, founder of the Burren Smokehouse. She told us about going from selling smoked fish to passing tourists to now selling both individual fish to gift hampers containing smoked fish all around the world including being chosen to supply the fish for the official dinner held for Queen Elizabeth when she came to visit Ireland. The talk included tasting some of the products (Salmon of course!) that the Burren Smokehouse offers and explaining the difference between a hot smoked fish and a cold smoked fish.
One thing is now certain: when visiting the Burren and county Clare this will be a place that must not be missed!

“From Darkness to Light” – Lucia concert in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on Sunday 6 December at 7.00 pm

SCCI bildDecember is coming closer and closer and for us Swedes that is highlited with Lucia!… Ticket sales have now started for this year’s big Lucia concert taking place on Sunday 6 December at 19.00 in Christ Church Cathedral. Invite friends, colleagues or family to what is a magnificent concert and a uniquely Nordic tradition.
Send a mail directly to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on sccireland@gmail.com to reserve your tickets and pick them up at the SWEA Christmas Market on Sunday 29 November.
Tickets are priced at 40 euro for Premium (reserved seating) and 15 euro (open seating).

Arne Dahl in conversation with Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin in Malahide

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Leading Swedish novelist Arne Dahl will be in Malahide in north Dublin this September to talk about his best-selling “Intercrime” series.

He will be interviewed on 13 September by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin from the Inkwell group and Writing.ie. Vanessa also writes crime fiction under the pen name Sam Blake.

It’s one of the latest crime fiction events organised by local arts group Something Wicked.

Venue: The Graham Bell Suite, Grand Hotel, Malahide
Time: 15.00
Ticket price: €10

More information: somethingwicked.eu

Sweden Win the U21 Euro Championship!

footballThe Swedish team win their first UEFA European Under-21 Championship title in the Czech Republic, defeating Portugal in the finals by 4-3 in an intense penalty shoot-out. Patrik Carlgren, the Swedish goalkeeper, emerged as the hero of the match after successfully saving twice in the shoot-out against the favoured Portuguese.

The team had been considered an underdog in the tournament, having to accomplish a heroic comeback against the French U21 football team to qualify for the tournament and then later managing a similar feat in the group stage, this time overcoming the Italian squad.  The Swedish team also defeated the Danish team with a 4 -1 score in the semi-finals.

 

 

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