POP star Rihanna was a surprise visitor to Dublin at the weekend. But the reason for the 24-year-old's trip to the capital remains a mystery.
Checking into the five-star Merrion Hotel late on Friday night, the Barbados born singer checked out again yesterday morning, just over 24 hours later.
Speculation had been rife that the singer was in Ireland for a recording session. She previously recorded the vocals to the worldwide hit 'Love The Way You Lie', in Temple Bar's Sun Studios in 2010.
However, an industry source last night denied she had visited the Dublin studio and described the singer's Dublin stopover as a "holiday visit".