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The Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare.

Scenes from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby where the well-heeled and interestingly-hatted great and good and not so good gathered.

From top: Sinead El Sibai, Bairbre Power, Lorraine Keane and Breeda Mcloughlin; Marry Mitchell O’Connor and Sultan Mohamed Al Ali; Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free and wife Breeda McLoughlin; Mairead Ronan and Louis Ronan; former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (left) and Pat Breen; Frances Fitzgerald MEP (left) and Audrey Cunningham.

Good times.


A gathering of kebab fans.

In search of sauce and merriment.

Sinead writes:

Abrakebabra recently hosted a tasting of their new Magic Sauces, soon available in Supervalu nationwide. Magician Keith Barry (pic 2) entertained the guests while they sampled various dishes from Kebabs, burgers, baguettes and Magic Bites to Loaded Fries….

No harm.

It can’t be The Oscars every night.


From top: Dubray Books window; Matt Cooper; Gavin Reilly; Michael Martin and Gavin Reilly

Last night.

Dubray Books, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

The launch of Virgin Media Political Correspondent Gavin Reilly‘s Enda The Road (Mercier Press) launched by Today FM’s Matt Cooper and attended by Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin.

Pics via Mercier press/ Patrick Conboy


Beautifully-shorn Irish slebs/hot people at the launch of Clipped barbers and male grooming studio, a start-up installed in the  Iveagh Fitness Club, Bride Road, Dublin 8.

From top: Damien Broderick, Alannah, Shauna Lindsay,  Sarah Halpin and James ‘Exchequer Street Guy’ Kavanagh (left) and Lawson Mpame.

Clipped Barbers

Leon Farrell/Photcall Ireland

Last night.

Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Scenes from The Sky Atlantic ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 world premiere.

GOT’s “last” season will air tomorrow at 9pm in America (eastern time) which will be 2am on Monday in Ireland.

*shakes fist*

Top pic from left: : Richard Dormer, Maisie Williams, Kerry Ingram, Gemma Whelan, Pilou Asbæk, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Joe Dempsie, Conleth Hill, Hannah Murray, Ben Crompton, John Bradley, Chris Newman, Bernadette Caulfield, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Jerome Flynn, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson and Sophie Turner.

Pics: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky Atlantic UK via Rollingnews

Last night.

West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

The US-Ireland Alliance celebrated the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot in Santa Monica. Emceed by J.J. Abrams, the evening’s honorees were Aidan Gillen, Chris O’Dowd and Glenn Close.

From top: Outside Bad Robot; Glenn Close and Chris O’Dowd; Sarah Bolger; Aiden Gillen and Camille O’Sullivan; Victoria Smurfit; from left: Carl Austin, Chris O’Dowd and Tara Flynn.

US Ireland Alliance

Pics: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for the US-Ireland Alliance

Thanks Buzz

From top: David Keenan; Irish Ambassador to The U.S. Daniel Mulhall, and Consul General, West Coast US, Robert O Driscoll; Bitch Falcon; The Coronas, Saint Sister, Hozier (left) and Rory O Neill

Monday night.

Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calofornia, USA

Buzz writes:

Scenes from the Irelandweek Music showcase presented by Music From Ireland and Culture Ireland at The Bardot in Hollywood, where Four Acts performe: David Keenan, Bitch Falcon, Saint Sister and The Coronas to a sold out show stuffed with the creme de la creme of the LA Music and Movie business. Irelandweek continues all this week until this Sunday.


Pics: Earl Gibson III (AP)

Last night.

Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The irish Film and Television Awards 2018.

From top: Helen Goldin and Patrick Bergin; Victoria Smurfit; Deirdre O’Kelly; Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin; Angeline Ball;  John Connors; Sarah Bolger; Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman; Gabriel Byrne and Hannah Beth King; Elaine Crowley; Lisa Cannon; Miriam O’Callaghan; Sabina Higgins, Gabriel Byrne, who received the Life Time Achievement Award and President Michael D Higgins.

*thumbs aloft*

Irish Stars Savour Their IFTAS Win (RTÉ)


Last night.

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 2

The opening night of Druid’s production of John B. Keane’s Sive, directed by Garry Hynes.

From top: Enda Kenny and daughter Aoibhinn; Sean O’Rourke; Shay Healy; Kathleen Watkins & Billy Keane , son of John B Keane; Garry Hynes.

With a cast that includes: Gráinne Good, Andrea Irvine, Barbara Brennan and Tommy Tiernan, Sive runs at the Gaiety until March 3.


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.