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The Savoy cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Saoirse Ronan at the Dublin premiere of the movie adaptation, by Nick Hornby, of Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn.

Lovely frock, in fairness.

With ‘Brooklyn,’ Saoirse Ronan Embraces Her Journey (New York Times)

(Leah Farrell/RollingNews)



Also tonight.

At the Double Tree Hotel (formerly The Burlington), Dublin 4.

The inaugural IFTA Gala Television Awards 2015 with all the slebs including from top: Joe Duffy, Rory Cowan, Jedward, Amanda Byram, Brendan O’Carroll and Jennifer Gibney; bemused tourist attempting to leave hotel.

(Sam Boal/RollingNews)

Asked if she had enjoyed the awards, Ms Fricker said: “No, I hated it. It was mind blowingly, numbingly boring. It was a mess. Badly organised. I was cringing in my seat.”

Ms Fricker told the Irish Independent that the presenting duo of ‘Raw’ actor Keith McErlean and ‘Republic Of Telly’ star Jennifer Maguire — who gave out a number of industry awards — were “disgraceful”.



IFTAs Were A Cringeworthy Disgrace, Says Veteran Brenda Fricker (Ken Sweeney, irish Independent)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

At the Convention Centre, Dublin, last night were from top: Bod and Amy; The Hubes; Chris O’Dowd; Kathryn Thomas; Brenda Fricker; Olivia Treacy and Michael Fassbender; Jennifer Maguire, and IFTA lifetime-achievement winner Fionnula Flanagan.

We scrub up well.

In fairness.

Earlier: Live From The IFTAs

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)