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Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman

The economic recovery actually seems to be a reality - and not some government spin for once. Why do I say this? Because everybody seems to be having (or at least planning) parties, bashes, beanos, soirées, shindigs, hooleys etc. You get the picture?

My Deep Throat even informs me that a world-famous Irish business man is already in the advanced stages of planning his significant birthday for late next year.

Clearly in sync with the celebratory spirit of the times, Sarah Newman - the beautiful former star of Dragons' Den on RTE - celebrated her birthday last month, February 1st to be precise, with a delightful dinner in De Villes in Dalkey with her boyfriend, Bernard McEvoy and some friends.

A few months ago they were at the Ireland Fund of Great Britain Ball in the Landmark Hotel in London.

Indeed Sarah and Bernard met at the Ireland Fund of Great Britain Ball last March and started dating a month later, and were soon spotted regularly around London's Mayfair and beyond.

They also participated in the Mizen to Malin charity cycle together.

Bernard - an esteemed lawyer who is an expert on company law and corporate governance - and Sarah have the ideal relationship.

They commute to see each-other every week. When Sarah isn't over with him in London, he is over with her in Dalkey.

They are romantic regulars in Finnegan's fine establishment, as is Bono, who lives locally, and The Simon Carmody Community.

Sunday Independent