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The Insider: Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes

EXCLUSIVE department store Brown Thomas hosted a special fashion show last night to celebrate the launch of designer Michael Kors' Autumn/Winter 2010 line.

Invitees at the event enjoyed a champagne and canapes reception followed by the catwalk show, which took place in the store's cosmetic department.

Kors is one of the leading American fashion designers, and his latest collection boasts camouflage prints, urban dresses and sleek clutches.

THE Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes was once again one of the most glamorous occasions of the year when it took place at Leopardstown Racecourse last Saturday.

Joan Rothwell, from Tinahely, Co Wicklow, fought off stiff competition to be crowned the Diamant Best Dressed Lady by celebrity judges Andrea Roche and Miss Universe Ireland, Rozanna Purcell.

The next ladies' day will take place in Listowel on Friday, September 17, with glamorous granny Celia Holman Lee set to judge the event.

IT will be a boys-only day out next month when a host of players and celebrities from the rugby world descend upon the Shelbourne Hotel for the Rugby Lunch, in aid of the Children's Sunshine Home.

The exclusive event will be hosted by charity queen Sharon Smurfit, with rugby pundits Brent Pope and Risteard Cooper on hand to act as MCs on the day.

The much-anticipated charity bash will take place on October 8 with a drinks reception kicking off from 12pm, followed by lunch at 1pm.

Tickets for the event cost €120 per person with tables of eight, 10 and 12 available from info@whitediamondevents.org

SINGLE ladies looking for Mr Right are being asked to join RTE star Jennifer Maguire and her brand-new dating show, One Night Stand in Waterford this weekend for a dating experience with a difference.

The former Apprentice star is set to join trio Keith (22), Aidan (21) and Tommy (19) at Waterford IT on Saturday and Sunday. Interested ladies are being asked to email emer@totoproductions.ie before midnight on Thursday.

THE Round Room in the Mansion House will be the place to be tomorrow night when Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show celebrates is tenth birthday.

To mark the milestone, the show's team, which includes Ray and his partner Jenny Kelly, Mairead Farrell and producer Will Hanafin, will all be on hand to party with invited guests. Admittance to the event will be strictly by wristband only.


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