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BOD knows how to treat himself

IRISH rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll sure knows how to treat himself after a heavy night on the tiles.

The Leinster star, who is due to wed long-term love Amy Huberman in July, ordered a takeaway from Nando's restaurant in Dundrum for himself and 12 friends on Sunday afternoon having partied into the early hours at Krystle nightclub the night before.

He had just jetted back from Paris, where he watched the Heineken Cup Final, to join his other half at the exclusive VIP after-party following the glitzy Walkers TV Now Awards at the Mansion House.

Brian's team-mates Gordon D'Arcy, Malcolm O'Kelly, Paul O'Connell and Tommy Bowe have also all made separate visits to the Peri-Peri chicken restaurant in recent weeks.

wwwDETAILS of the first annual Dalkey Book Festival will be officially launched on Thursday. The festival, which is to be curated by David McWilliams, will feature appearances by top authors and broadcasting personalities, including Maeve Binchy, Martina Devlin, Mark Little, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Eamon Dunphy and Vincent Browne. The festival takes place from June 17 to 20.

  • CELEBS are expected to be out in force tonight for the official announcement of the annual In Dublin Awards at Suite 54 in Blackrock's Tonic. Among the expected guests are Krystle co-managers Conor Buckley and Brian O'Malley, Sarah Morrissey, Michele McGrath, Valerie Roe, Holly White and Geraldine O'Callaghan. Guests can look forward to enjoying a drinks reception and finger food.

  • IRISH singer songwriter Sinead Madden will take a break from her busy touring schedule on Friday to release the official single from her debut album, Impossible Dream.

To celebrate the launch, several big names are expected to step out, including Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Helen O'Dwyer, TV3's Andrea Hayes, BScene's Brendan Scully and many more.

Sinead will debut the single at her Crawdaddy Show in Dublin on May 30.

  • A host of big names will attend an exclusive VIP screening of the much-anticipated summer blockbuster, Sex And The City 2 on Saturday night. Guests can look forward to cosmos and canapes when they arrive at the Harvey Nicols restaurant in Dundrum from 7.15pm. They will also be pampered with mini-manicures and receive a goodie bag full of girly treats before watching the exclusive screening of the film, which will see the return of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.