Independent councillor for Dublin's North Inner City Gary Gannon doesn't look like your typical politician.
Mainly because he has a decent hair cut, and doesn't possess a penchant for crap suits.
In fact, Gannon's trendy sense of style caught an unsuspecting photographer off guard at the opening of a recent show at Liberty Hall Theatre.
Presuming Gannon was some sort of artist, the photographer was shocked to hear he was a politician. "I had no idea," the snapper exclaimed. "You're far too trendy to be into politics."
But another paparazzo was quick to cut Gannon down to size.
"He made sure to get in every social shot we took. If that isn't the calling card of a councillor, I don't know what is."
History was made yesterday when Bohemians became the first football club in Ireland - nay, the world - to appoint an official poet in residence.
Lewis Kenny (21), from Cabra, will compose a series of sonnets and spoken word poems about the club, Dalymount Park, and the local community.
In return for his words, Lewis has been awarded a VIP season ticket. "My boyhood dream was to play for Bohemians," he said. "I never thought I would represent the club as a poet." I don't think anyone thought Lewis would become their 'man in the stanza'.
I know PR companies are prone to exaggeration from time to time, but the publicist currently working with singer Melanie McCabe (below) may be pushing the boundaries of credibility a little too far.
A poster advertising the multiple 'X Factor' contestant's upcoming National Concert Hall gig states that McCabe is unequivocally "the most sensational voice in Irish music history".
Sounds like Bono, Mary Black, Christy Moore and Sinead O'Connor all better take their marching orders.
There's no danger of Cartoon Saloon's Paul Young getting star struck on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards. Young is over in LA with his film 'Song of the Sea' - which made the Oscar shortlist, don't you know.
The producer previously attended the ceremony in 2009 and sat next to none other than Sandra Bullock and Quentin Tarantino.
When asked to describe the two leading members of Hollywood royalty, Young only shrugged: "Yeah", he said, "they were sound enough."