November 27th: Resumed 1998 AGM of the Software localisation Interest Group in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin. All members are urged to attend as decisions on policies affecting planning, funding and administration will be taken.

November 27th: Irish Society for Information Technology in Agriculture holds its annual conference "IT Driving Developments in Agriculture, Food and the Environment" at the Spawell Leisure Centre, Templeogue, Dublin 16. - info: www.iol.ie/~harkin/isita.htm

December 1st: "Solaris 7 Network Computing Software Environment", free day-long seminar by Sun and Horizon Open Systems, Stakis Hotel, Dublin 2. Registration required. - info: techforum@hos.horizon.ie

The Interactive Avenue will run a series of Web development courses during December aimed at small and medium businesses. Two-day courses cost £295. - info: 01-6629929 or irene@interactive-avenue.ie