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Inspiring the ladies who lunch


Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O'Callaghan

Putin on the Ritz? No, actually, it was the fantabulous Debbie Deegan of To Russia With Love putting on another hugely successful bash last Friday at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin - the annual Inspiring Women charity lunch.

And because it was Irish woman Debbie, who has done incredible work for orphans in Russia for many years now, 200 of Ireland's most glamorous women pitched up.

They were treated to the intellectual sights and sounds of Olivia O'Leary interviewing Miriam O'Callaghan, Evelyn O'Rourke, Constance Cassidy and Debbie herself. There was even a thoroughly moving screening of the award-winning film Anya at the lunch, with its creator Damien O'Connor one of the rare men, with yours truly, blessed among women in the Shelbourne.

"I am always overwhelmed at the endless generosity of Irish people," Debbie told me.

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Sunday Independent