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Rihanna plans to hit Lillie's after sell-out gig

Rihanna is set to get pulses racing when she parties at celebrity haunt Lillie's Bordello this week.

The chart-topping pop star will be flying into Dublin this week, fresh from her weekend appearance on The X Factor, for a sell-out performance at the O2 arena this Thursday.

And after belting out hits like What's My Name and We Found Love, Rihanna -- who caused a lot of controversy on her last visit here -- is rumoured to be planning a special appearance at the celebrity hotspot.

The top venue was filled with Irish celebrities this weekend.

On Friday night, tennis star Conor Niland took a rare break from his hectic schedule and enjoyed a night of partying.

It was hard not to notice AR model Laura Scanlon and socialite boyfriend Dave Murphy looking cosy in the VIP area this weekend.

On Saturday, Dublin GAA star and DJ Eamonn Fennell hit the party venue with his girlfriend Fiona Creely.

Music star Alex James from Britpop band Blur also kicked back with pals at famous VIP area, The Library.

Other familiar faces included top Irish actor Liam Cunningham, soccer pundit Ray Haughton and former Big Brother star turned TV3 contributor Ray Shah.

Meanwhile, across town top Irish band The Coronas were celebrating at celeb favourite Buck Whaleys as their new album hit the number three spot in the Irish charts.

And Ireland's top football players were seen letting loose at the Leeson Street haunt on Saturday night with Darren Randolph, Sean St Ledger, Paul McShane and John O'Shea all spotted in the VIP area.