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RTE star Andy Quirke hires bodyguard after Coppers crowd gets too enthusiastic

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Andy Quirke, from the brand new series of Damo and Ivor

Andy Quirke, from the brand new series of Damo and Ivor

Andy Quirke

Andy Quirke

Miriam O'Callaghan, Andy Quirke aka Damo

Miriam O'Callaghan, Andy Quirke aka Damo

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Andy Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Wesley Quirke

Andy Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Wesley Quirke

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Andy Quirke, from the brand new series of Damo and Ivor

Comedian Andy Quirke - creator of TV comedy dup Damo & Ivor - said he had to recruit a bouncer after he was mobbed outside Copper Face Jacks nightclub.

The comic said he wasn't prepared for finding sudden fame among the Irish public.

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Miriam O'Callaghan, Andy Quirke aka Damo

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Miriam O'Callaghan, Andy Quirke aka Damo

"I went out drinking one night and got out of a taxi outside Coppers," he said.

"I had people practically lifting me out of the taxi and into the air.

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Andy Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Wesley Quirke

Andy Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Wesley Quirke

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Andy Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Wesley Quirke

"Getting [a bodyguard] sounds a bit crazy but I was getting so frustrated.

"I know that people are trying to be nice and just come over for a chat but I think people forget that I'd been in Damo & Ivor mode all week and all I want is a quiet drink with my mates."

Rosanna Davison's brother-in-law said that he's not even that into the Dublin night scene.

"I'm sure people will go, 'Here mate, cop on, look at the time you're in'. But I'm the type who would rather stay at home and watch TV."

mfinn@herald.ie

Herald