Monday 18 December 2017

Star power

MARTIN McGuinness is upping the ante in the celebrity endorsement stakes, signing up Hollywood star Colm Meaney for a rally tomorrow night in Dublin.

The crowd at the rally will also hear messages of support from Hollywood actresses Anjelica Huston, Roma Downey and Fionnula Flanagan.

At the gig in the Mansion House, McGuinness will also be joined by roots/rock/soul musician 'Q', aka Colm Quearney, harpist Emer Kenny, dancer Sibeal Davitt, uilleann piper Eoin Dillon, and Colm O Snodaigh, member of acclaimed folk/world music group Kila and brother of Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh -- except he's obviously more talented than his brother.

Youth on their side

WHO'S winning the yoof vote? Well, there's a variety of mixed messages coming from different polls.

Michael D Higgins is the most popular presidential candidate amongst university students.

But an online poll amongst 18-44-year-olds, full-time workers and students living within Greater Dublin showed David Norris is leading the way on 39pc.

And there was good news for Sean Gallagher as he topped a poll carried out among young delegates to the Comhairle na nOg Liatroma, which includes representatives from secondary schools across Leitrim. The revelation came from Fianna Fail Cavan councillor John Paul Feeley -- who says he is voting for Sean Gallagher but not canvassing for him.

Gay's culture stop

GAY Mitchell nearly made his Bollywood film debut yesterday.

In yet another show of solidarity for their candidate, Fine Gael ministers were on a walkabout down Grafton Street.

The event got delayed so the Fine Gael ranks missed out on the Bollywood film crew filming outside HMV on the street just a short time beforehand.

Irish Independent

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