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Taste of Dublin

There are just two days left before the Taste of Dublin is officially launched amid much fanfare.

The capital's foodies will be beating a path to the Iveagh Gardens on Thursday for the opening of the three-day festival, with more than 30,000 expected through the gates.

Adding some extra sizzle to this year's event no doubt is celebrity chef Jamie Oliver (below), who'll be making his debut at the festival ahead of him opening his new restaurant in Dundrum.

He'll join a plethora of Irish and internationally famous chefs who are all on the bill at this year's food and drinks event.

They include Valentine Warner, Rachel Allen, Oliver Dunne, Ross Lewis and Derry Clarke.