Tuesday 27 June 2017

Dragon's fairytale

Watched the video of the Princess and the Dragon yet?

"This had all the elements of a fairytale wedding: a stunning bride who was every inch the princess, a TV celebrity Dragon who is one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs, and a magical castle where dreams come true."

So says the account of Sean Gallagher and Trish O'Connor's "fairtytale wedding" at Dromoland Castle in February. The occasion is on the internet for all to view.

The six-minute long wedding video is at www. velvetinestudios.com/news/ the-princess-and-the-dragon/.

The fancy wedding isn't bad for a fellah who only made €12,000 last year.

Shah backs Sean

Sean Gallagher got the celebrity backing yesterday of Ray Shah, who says that he's "the right man" for the job.

Ray who? He was a contestant on 'Big Brother' a while back before becoming a radio DJ and he also took part in RTE's 'Charity Lords of the Ring' boxing contest with Gallagher two years ago.

Shah got knocked out early on, while Gallagher -- despite injuring his thumb and bruising his ribs in his bout with comedian Alan Shortt -- took the title with a victory in the final over showbiz journalist Paul Martin.

No doubt the experience stood him in good stead for this latest bruising contest.

Socialist protest

West Dublin will unite with west Cork today to protest against hospital cutbacks.

Taking a break from the Dublin West by-election, Socialist Party candidate Ruth Coppinger and her supporters will join hospital campaigners from Loughlinstown, Blanchardstown, west Cork and elsewhere on the protest.

Mad at judges

What about those referenda? (Although some people still prefer to say referendums.)

Fine Gael TD Derek Keating is hopping mad about those dastardly judges.

"Some 75 Tipstaffs and Criers who provide 'a measure of personal protection' for judges do not need qualifications nor are they interviewed for such posts but are paid €31,000 and can claim €15,000 overtime," the Dublin Mid-West TD says.

"This is a joke."

Irish Independent

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