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Red carpet will be rolled out for Ondine premiere

The red carpet will be rolled out at the Savoy cinema for the long-awaited premiere of Neil Jordan's new movie Ondine.

The fantasy tale will kickstart the glitzy Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which runs over the next two weekends and sees a string of film stars coming to our shores.

Security will naturally be at a premium for tonight's event, given the assembly of cast and crew in attendance, including Colin Farrell.

The Hollywood star has confirmed he'll be there with his stunning Polish girlfriend along side his former Ballykissangel pal Dervla Kirwan and Alison Barry.



  • A fresh shower of music stars will descend on the RDS tomorrow for this year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards.

Final preparations are under way as organisers scramble to put the finishing touch to everything in a bid to ensure this weekend's awards bash is one to remember.

There's a total of eight awards up for grabs for all areas of the music industry, with an industry award going to Henry Mountcharles, of Slane Castle.

Crooner Brian Kennedy will be walking home with the lifetime achievement award while fundraiser Niall Mellon will be getting the humanitarian award.

Music lovers will be spoiled for choice tomorrow night, given the plethora of performances that are on offer.

Among those taking to the stage to rock out for fans will be The Script, Westlife, Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal.



  • Fans of Irish troubadours The Saw Doctors take note. The lads will be storming back to the stage this month with a sell-out show on February 27.

But don't worry if you didn't manage to get tickets to see them live in action.

They have just announced they're having another Olympia Theatre show on September 25 due to phenomenal demand.

The lads clearly have a busy year ahead of them, given they're travelling Down Under next month for their first Australian tour in 17 years, starting in Perth on March 4 for an 11-show tour.

They'll also take in a St Patrick's Day concert in Sydney at the Metro venue.



  • The gorgeous surroundings of Mount Juliet in Kilkenny will be the venue for a super-chic fashion show next month.

The stylish crew will be heading down to the heritage hotel for a charity event featuring the Harvey Nichols spring/summer fashion collection.

The show takes place in the presidential suite and attendees will have the chance to get the first look at the latest creations from some top designers.

Among those featured will be Vivienne Westwood, Armani Collezioni, Phillip Lim, Donna Karan and the late Alexander McQueen.

Proceeds from the night will be going towards Our Lady's Children's Hospital. Crumlin.


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