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Stars paint Lillie's 50 shades of red at club's big relaunch

IT was once a safe haven for Ireland's biggest stars, and on occasion the elite of the international entertainment world.

Rihanna, teen sensations One Direction and rapper P Diddy have all partied there and lived to tell the tale, so there was great excitement in the air when Dublin haunt Lillie's Bordello dusted itself off and gave a salute to its glory days as it showed off its new look.

The club, an institution on the Irish social scene for 21 years, rolled out the red carpet at the weekend and, after celebrating a relaunch with a "50 shades of red" theme, hosted a Who's Who of the Dublin social scene.

Model Emma Waldron and radio star Adrian Kennedy were among the well-known faces at the party.

Turning heads was Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh (inset), who showed off her petite figure and braved the cold in a short cream frock, while the Diary also spotted Love/Hate actor Robert Sheehan's brother, Brendan.

Across town in Bucks, Michele McGrath was back on hostess duty after her run on the panto stage and danced the night away with pals Jodie Wood, Hayley Ryan and Lynn Kelly.

Jack Reynor's girlfriend Madeline Mulqueen also let her hair down in style.