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Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The launch of the launch of ‘Taste of Dublin’ Festive Edition which will take place in the RDS this November and will welcome an estimated 18,000 attendees to “enjoy a myriad of signature Taste experiences ranging from chefs’ demos and cooking workshops to wine and spirit masterclasses”.

Needless to say, we’re back, baby.

From top: Ruth Scott and Rob Morgan; Jenny Dixon andTom Neville; Avril Bannerton and Brendan O Connor; Helen Cooke and Jenny Maltese; Lisa Nolan; Avril Bannerton (second right) with chefs,  from left: Shane Smith, Jack O’Keffe and Aoife Noonan; Celtic Women singers Eabha Mc Mahon, Mairead Carlin and Megan Walsh; Sinéad O’Carroll and Kate McSwiney.

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Last night.

Zozimus, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

This just gin.

Emily Cox writes:

The great and the good of the Irish Drinks world were out in force to celebrate the first-ever Best Gin ‘Oscar’ Win for an Irish Gin in Dublin last night.

Dublin’s renowned Zozimus bar & cocktail venue threw a gala party in honour of Leitrim brand, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, winning the Best Gin Award 2019 at the Flaviar Spirit Awards in New York.

The win has boosted the gin’s popularity across the world resulting in the brand landing in ten new countries in just 6 months, with Finland becoming the 50thinternational market to list the much-loved Irish Gin…

From top: group shot; Laura Pasquale and Kevin Flanagan; John and Agneta Crean; Alice Brophy and Marianne Healy; Clare Campbell and Keifa Murray; Pat Rigney and John Crean.


Drumshambo Gunpowder Gin

Pics: Karen Morgan


Miele Experience Centre, Citywest, Dublin

The Miele Art of Living event where Irish starchitects Dermot Bannon and Declan O’Donnell hosted a discussion on home improvement and redesign. Yes, we’re back, baby.

From top: Graham and Anna Crossan; Eileen Dunne and Declan O’Donnell; Sara and Mike McLoughlin; Aisling Hall and Kathy Tuck; Barbire Power (left) and Katherine Donnelly; Deirdre Whelan (left) and Marie Butler; Dermot Bannon and Declan O’Donnell


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Last night.

The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Irish slebs enjoyed a first look at ‘The Keith Barry Experience’, a new four part series ‘showcasing mentalism, magic and and music acts’ which airs on RTÉ One on Wednesday evenings.

From top: Keith Barry on stage;  members of hip-hop collective Chasing Abbey; Emma Power (left) and Laura Fox; Catherine McKeown and Paul Byrom; Irma Mali and Karl Bowe; Keith Barry and Alannah Beirne.

The Keith Barry Experience

Pics: Karen Morgan

Thanks Ian Collins


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

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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