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10 day beer and whiskey festivities kicked off last night

- BEER and whiskey lovers should be getting their tastebuds ready for 10 days of fine festivities at each of the Porterhouse pubs which kicked off last night and will run until April 4.

For the seventh year running, Ireland's largest genuine brewery will be hosting the Annual Beer and Whiskey Festival.

During the 10-day festival customers be invited to sip on beers from seven different breweries all over Ireland, including the Porterhouse's very own brew.

- HOTLY tipped Dublin-based band Storyfold released their keenly anticipated debut single, Delphine Wakes, in Crawdaddy last night.

The song was recorded and produced in Dublin's Sun Studios by Gareth Mannix of Republic of Loose and Delorentos fame -- who has championed the band-- and mastered in the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

The band, who formed in April 2009, have captured hearts with their music through a series of barnstorming gigs and have already been compared to Muse, Ben Folds Five and The Arctic Monkeys.

- DUBLIN GAA players Tomas Quinn, Eamonn Fennell and Kevin McMenamin took time out of their busy schedules yesterday to train approximately 100 boys and girls from St Enda's PS, Whitefriar Street, Dublin and Presentation College, Warrenmount, Dublin. The event enabled pupils aged eight to 10, to develop and brush up on their football skills as part of the Reach RCSI Sports Day.

- A group of media insiders stepped out for the exclusive launch of Sony Ericsson's brand new Xperia X10 handset at the O2. Invited guests enjoyed complimentary food and drink at the event, which was held at the concert venue's Indigo Lounge last night.

- A host of well known names and faces stepped out last night for a special 42Below Vodka event, which took place at Solas bar on Wexford Street.

To celebrate the bash, the area was transformed into a kiwi forest, with life-size murals and bespoke flooring, with everything from kiwis and alligators and some other cute and not-so-cute critters on display in order to stay true to the brand's New Zealand roots.