Wednesday 7 December 2016

Alan Kelly strikes a pose for charity fashion show organised by John Delaney's partner

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

Deputy Labour leader Alan Kelly swapped Cabinet for couture when he sauntered down the runway at the Freedom of Dublin Charity Fashion Show in aid of the John Giles Foundation and the Capuchin Day Centre last night.

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Kelly was joined by former footballers Ray Houghton and Jason McAteer and radio host Aidan Power.

Mr Kelly has 'walked' in several charity fashion shows.

Despite this, he says he still finds posing for the cameras "scary".

"It's scarier than most things in politics," he told the Irish Independent.

"I think I would rather go on with Claire Byrne or Vincent Browne than face a fashion show."

Acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly. Photo: Arthur Carron
Acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly. Photo: Arthur Carron
FAI chief John Delaney and fashion show organiser Emma English. Photo: Arthur Carron
Model Sarah Morrissey. Photo: Arthur Carron
Soccer panellist Eamon Dunphy. Photo: Arthur Carron
Sports pundit Ray Houghton. Photo: Arthur Carron

Brother Kevin Crowley, founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in Bow Street, Dublin, said they were delighted that more than 600 guests attended the sell-out show in Dublin's Citywest Hotel.

The event was organised by Emma English, partner of FAI boss John Delaney.

Ireland legend Paul McGrath was among the guests.

Irish Independent

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