Friday 21 July 2017

Style files: Jane Given turns heads in all purple ensemble in rare public appearance in Dublin

Jane Given at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Given at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jane Given and Gillian Filan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern, Miriam Ahern and Georgina Byrne at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Yvonne Connolly at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

She is one of the most recognisable faces among Dublin's social elite, but Jane Given's appearances on Irish soil are becoming fewer and fewer.

The former wife of Irish footballer Shay Given turned heads in a unique all purple ensemble, injecting some colour into a dreary winter day.

The mother-of-two, a former primary school teacher, was one of the VIP guests at the annual CARI Christmas lunch at the InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, hosted by Miriam Ahern.

Jane has become just as well known for her designer wardrobe over the years, but kept a more low-key option for this year's event, which she attends every year.

Jane Given and Gillian Filan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jane Given and Gillian Filan. Photo: Brian McEvoy

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She joined a host of well known socialites including close pal and 'Westwife' Gillian Filan, best-selling author Cecelia Ahern, Georgina Byrne and former Dublin Housewives star Roz Flanagan.

Meanwhile, Jane's ex-husband, whom she split with in 2013, is expecting a child with his rumoured fiancée Becky Gibson.

The couple confirmed the pregnancy in August with a statement issued by Shay's friend and agent Mark Devlin: "Shay and Becky are extremely happy together and are very excited to welcome their new arrival into the world.

Yvonne Connolly at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Yvonne Connolly at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

"From my point of view, I've never seen Shay as happy as this and I wish them all the happiness in the world."

The 39-year-old sports star already has two children from his previous marriage - Shay Jr (9) and Sienna (6).

Cecelia Ahern, Miriam Ahern and Georgina Byrne at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern, Miriam Ahern and Georgina Byrne at The Cari Christmas 2015 lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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