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Penneys teams up with Boys in Green to raise funds for children's hospitals

Penneys has just launched a limited edition line of five T-shirts with Damien Duff and the Irish football team in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

The T-shirts, each of which features a caricature of some of Ireland's top footballers, are designed and printed in Ireland by Traditional Craft, and will retail at €6 for adults, and €5 for children.

The first T-shirt on sale will feature Damien Duff and Robbie Keane, later styles will include John O'Shea, Shay Given and Richard Dunne.

The T-shirts are available from all Penneys stores. www.primark.ie

Baby Emer inspires starry night

On Sunday, April 29, stars of stage, screen and music will turn out for a cabaret in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough, Co Cavan,

entitled Emer's Evening for Temple Street. Emer McIntyre was born in Cavan General Hospital on December 7, 2011, and spent her first 38 days in Temple Street Children's Hospital.

As a token of their appreciation for the wonderful care she received, her parents, Lisa and Padraic McIntyre, are organising the cabaret evening in the Bailie Hotel with an all-star line-up. MC for the evening will be well-known RTE presenter Damien O'Reilly and other guests include Carrie Crowley, actress Rosaleen Lenihan, writer Pat McCabe and musician Charlie McGettingan. Tickets available from the hotel and also Harris's Supervalu and the Ramor Theatre, Virginia, 049 8547074, are priced at €20.

Delight for diva fans with Callas show

an evening honouring the legacy of a great opera diva, Casta Diva -- the life and loves and music of Maria Callas, and starring Regina Nathan, comes to the National Concert Hall on May 6, 2012. Tickets are now on sale for the concert, which will include the Casta Diva chamber orchestra conducted by Andrew Synnott and special guest singers. The tragic love story of Maria Callas will be told through much-loved opera classics from La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Traviata and Carmen.

Trinity honours Jason's charity work

The Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and the Provost of Trinity College Professor Patrick Prendergast with Jason O'Callaghan, who was named on the Trinity College Roll of Honour for his work with cancer patients.

Sunday Independent