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’ .
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
[From top: The Stag cast; Michael Legge; Amy Huberman and Michael Legge; from left, Brian Gleeson, Hugh O'Connor, Andrew Scott, Amy Huberman, Peter MacDonald and Michael Legge; from left, Andrew, Amy and Peter, and the cast at a post-Stag Q and A]
It was in London for pity’s sake.
Scenes from The UK premiere last night of Irish actor-filled comedy The Stag at the Vue Leicester Square, London last night.
The Irish premiere of Oblivion tonight in the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin.
From top: Tom Cruise; Olga Kurylenko and Liam Cunningham; Cruise with TV3′s Karen Koster; Cruise; Cruise: Cruise with Kurylemko and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski; Bressie; Yvonne Keating and daughter Missy; Pat Kenny and daughter Kristine; and Kurylenko.