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Last night

The launch of RTÉ’s Six One presenter Caitriona Perry’s In America about her time as the station’s United States correspondent during Donald Trump’s election.

Viewers were aghast as President Trump was openly pleasant to Ms Perry during a completely uneventful famous encounter in the Oval Office.

From top: former RTÉ Washington correspondents Mark Little and Carole Coleman; Ms Perry; Keelin Shanley, Ms Perry and Ryan Tubridy.



Last night.

National Library of ireland,. Dublin 2

The launch of ‘De Valera: Rise 1882–1932‘, the new biography of Eamonn DeValera by RTÉ journalist David McCullagh.

From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  David McCullagh; Michael Noonan with Sean O’Rourke;  Timmy Dooley, Niamh Smyth and Jim O’Callaghan; Iarla Mongey, Joe Mag Raollaigh and Bryan Dobson; Michael Noonan and Sean O’Rourke; Varadkar and McCullagh.



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Last night.

Scenes from The StandUp4Love event in Vicar Street Vicar Street, Dublin

A night of comedy, storytelling and music featuring The Rubberbandits, Brendan Courtney, Davina Devine and many well-oiled gentlemen organised by Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] students to raise awareness for a YES vote.

Pics: Ruth Medjber


What do you mean you weren’t invited?

We didn’t understand the get an invite either.

Scenes of craic agus rúla agus, quite possibly, búla at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin last night for the launch of Tuairisc.ie an Irish language online news service. Like Broadsheet but in Irish with a staff, chairs and a proper office and heating, lights and whatnot.

From top: Tuairisc.ie editor Sean Tadhg O Gairbh; Julie O’Farrell, Clare Coughlin and Maura Lynskey; Seamus O Fatharta (left), and Maitiu O Coimin; Lisa Madden, (left), and Sinead Ni Bhraoin; Edel Ni Bhraonain and Maitiu de Hal; Tuairisc.ie editor Sean Tadhg O Gairbhi, right, showing former RTE Director General Cathal Goan how to ‘do the fada’ .


(Mairc O’Steadféar/Photocall Ireland)


This evening.

The launch of ‘In Calm and Crisis’  a book of essays on the late Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan Jnr, who negotiated the bank guarantee and died as the current government took power, in the National Library, Merrion Street, Dublin this evening.

From top: The buke; Bertie Ahern, Conor Lenihan; Michael McDowell and Michael Martin; Mary O’Rourke with Ann Lenihan, Brian Lenihan’s mother (sitting centre).

They love a martyr in fairness.

Dynasties be dynastyiing.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)



Veteran be-hatted journalist turned popular waiter turned potentially full time crime novelist Dermott Hayes in Bruxelles, off Grafton Street, Dublin last night with pals, including Phil Lynott’s mother Philomena at the launch of Dermott’s debut thriller Tito Is Dead Tito Is Dead,

Dermott wrote between shifts and has published the buke set in Dublin and Sarajevo, Bosnia on his own imprint Hannibalthehatbooks.

Fair play, in fairness.

From top: Kevin Alton Smith, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Fitzpatrick, Betty Kelly and James Behan Sheamus Smith; Michael Chester and Eric Luke; Philomena and Dermott.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland) 


They found another hot Hube (see below).

The charity premiere of Noble, the already controversial ‘charity epic’ at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin last night.

From top: Deirdre O’Kane [who plays Christina Noble] and Sarah Greene; The BODs and Mark ‘ Bro’ Huberman (*sizzle*).

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland) 

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We were just told about it.

The launch of the controversial new RTÉ 2 season in Dublin today.

From top: Norah Casey (centre) with four young traveller women who she mentors in the world of business; The McDonagh family stars of reality show Meet The McDonaghs; Andy Quirke (centre) aka Damo from  Damo and Ivor and RTÉ 2 stars; from left: Venetia Quick, Elayne Harrington, Kate McGrew, Alanna Diggin and Nicole McQuillan and Darren Kennedy & Jennifer Maguire.

Earlier: Staying In Autumn/Winter?

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


We didn’t even know the Gate was tackling such a contemporary work.

The opening night of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [adapted by James Maxwell and revised by Alan Stanford] at The Gate Theatre, Dublin last night.

From top: Chris and Diane De Burgh; Charlie Murphy and Rebecca Grimes; Peter O’Brien, Alan Stanford and James Maxwell; Clare and Doireann Garrihy; Steffanie Von Twuyner and Anthony Kelly and Stewart Cullen and Rebecca Murray.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)



Brendan Gleeson at the premiere of The Grand Seduction in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin last night.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


Everyone was there.

Last night’s Student Achievement Awards Ireland in George’s Hall, Dublin Castle organised by The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and attended by President Higgins.

The awards promote “remarkable contributions of students across campuses, their dedication to volunteering and campaigning, and also recognise the creative skills of individual students”.

From top: Cal Gray and Michaela Hogan; Kate Beggs, Shauna Watson and Julie Trench;  Javier Lopez and Sara Velasco;  Janis Molloy, Rebecca Dempsey and Laura O’Dowd; Alana Fisher and Paul Loughran; Kate Acheson and Breffni Gorman.

Perishing layabouts.

Student Achievement Awards (USI)

Pictures: Conor McCabe