IN a gloomy week of Budget blues, it was great to hear that multi-millionaire mogul Michael Smurfit and his ex-wife Norma had some very good news. Their beautiful daughter Sharon told them over dinner in Dublin that she had got engaged to her boyfriend, Emmet Savage.
"They were both thrilled," Sharon told me yesterday.
Sharon and Emmet have been seeing each other for over five years now. He proposed to her a fortnight ago on Sandymount beach. "The ring is a beautiful antique ring," said stunning Shazza.
"It feels great. Emmet and I are delighted.
"There are no plans for the wedding as yet."
"I am thrilled for Emmet and Sharon," their friend Deirdre Kelly told me. "A day out to look forward to."
And another pal Claire Ronan remarked: "Sharon is a gorgeous, entrepreneurial hard- working girl who deserves the very best and Emmet is one lucky guy."
Sharon, who was formerly married to Jack O'Brien, is currently working in the K Club as Director of Membership Sales and Services. Her pre-owned clothes shop, Wear it Again, on Baggot Street, is, she says, "sadly up for sale". The daughter of one of the richest men in Ireland has, however, plenty to be happy about.