. . . and some little things


HE HAS designed a wedding dress for Christina Aguilera and in the 1990s was famed as being a favourite designer of Edina Monsoon (played by Jennifer Saunders) in the UK sitcom Absolutely Fabulous but this week French fashion designer Christian Lacroix unveiled new uniforms for pilots and cabin crew of Irish airline CityJet.

The airline’s pilots and cabin crew will debut the navy ensembles on airport catwalks from December 1st.

According to CityJet, owned by Air France-KLM, the uniforms will have a “distinctive style and cut synonymous with the designer”.


IN A WEEK when its share price has sagged due to weak global equity markets, there was at least some cheer for CRH shareholders with the company outperforming its peers in a worldwide ranking on environmental performance.

The Newsweek Global 500 – Green Rankings compares the environmental footprints, management and reporting practices of the biggest companies in both developed and emerging world markets.

CRH was ranked fifth in the materials sector, behind Akzo Nobel, BASF, Xstrata and Praxair, and 280th overall.

Heidelberg Cement was 18th in materials and 416th overall; Holcim was 31st in materials and 474th overall; and Lafarge was 33rd in materials and 482nd overall.


IF YOU’RE in business and in Cork on November 14th, you might want to visit the entrepreneur showcase planned for City Hall.

The inaugural INBusiness INCork event is being held to mark global entrepreneurship week for the Cork region.

The half-day showcase is free and will “open the door of entrepreneurship to anyone interested in starting their own business” and “offer an excellent opportunity to identify information sources and network with peers”, according to the organisers.