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Bewley’s Hotel transformed into a superhero haven

You have to admire our socialites' energy. Not only did most of them stay up until nearly 4am for the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards, some of them even did it all over again the following night.

The Bewley's Hotel in Ballsbridge was transformed into a superhero haven on Saturday night for a themed fancy dress ball. Organised to raise funds for those affected by the Haiti earthquake, the Heroes for Haiti event pulled out all the stops to ensure a memorable night was had by all.

Guests arrived to a champagne reception and entertainment provided by quartet Stringology, while magician Jack Wise showed off all his magic tricks.

Everyone sat down to a four-course meal along with a raffle and silent auction, with the prize for 'best dressed' going to the couple dressed up as Poison Ivy and Mr T. Una Gibney and her Abba Revival band performed, while Virginia Macari was the MC alongside Eoghan McDermott.

Guests included hairdresser Gary Kavanagh, socialites Avila Lipsett and Emily O'Donnell and hotelier Mick Moran, with more than €20,000 raised.

  • If you fancy mixing your St Patrick's celebrations with some intellectual discourse, the Dubliner party is just the ticket for you.

A free event that takes place this evening in Tripod on Harcourt Street from 6.30pm, the publication will be hosting a live debate on the topic of 'What has Ireland done for the world?' The event will be chaired by broadcaster Eamon Keane and include contributions from personalities including Kathryn Thomas, Abie Philbin Bowman, Naoise Nunn, Ulick O'Connor and Labour's Ruairi Quinn.

To help the flow of conversation, Heineken and Paulaner are sponsoring the drinks reception in what should ensure a lively evening. A handful of tickets are still available at info@thedubliner.ie.

  • The Xpose crew were turning on the smiles for the cameras this morning for the launch of their RDS event. Karen Koster and the team assembled in the Morgan Hotel for a photocall as they unveiled the details for next month's fashion extravaganza.

Starting on April 9 and running until April 11, this year sees the show travelling to Cork's Silver Springs Hotel for the first time ever.

  • Nokia Ireland has launched Apps for Ireland, a competition that encourages new ideas for applications people would like to see transformed into reality.

The phone company has devised a large-scale projection event with French video artists, Digital Slaves and local DJ Arveene in College Green over the next two nights from 8-11pm.