Saturday 16 December 2017

Jane Given makes rare public appearance in €1,500 designer dress

Jane Given
Jane Given

She's made a conscious effort to avoid the limelight of late, but Jane Given has stepped out in style.

The former wife of Irish footballer Shay Given was one of the VIP guests at the annual CARI summer lunch, to raise funds for the children's sexual abuse charity.

And she was dressed to impress in a patterned, sheer lace dress by Peter Pilotto, which comes with an eye-watering €1,483 price tag.

She accessorised her stunning dress, which was also worn by Made in Chelsea fashionista Millie Mackintosh earlier this week, with a €695 white patent YSL clutch.

The Scottish schoolteacher is close pals with charity patron and lunch hostess Miriam Ahern and her daughters Cecelia and Georgina.

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Jane Given and Georgina Byrne

Among the other celebrity guests in attendance were Yvonne Keating, Virginia Macari and model Ruth Griffin, who recently announced her retirement.

Jane and Shay parted ways early last year after being married for 12 years and Shay began dating PR girl Becky Gibson.

The father-of-two left the couple’s €2m mansion in Cheshire and began a new life with his girlfriend shortly after the marriage ended.

In March last year, she hit the headlines as it was announced Shay was leaving her and the family home.

They were reported to have separated months before the news was made public.

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Jane Given

The Premier League footballer moved into a smaller townhouse just four miles away in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

His new partner, promotions girl Becky, received a stream of online abuse from a Twitter troll because of her relationship with Shay.

She previously dated footballer Nicky Hunt, who plays for League Two team Accrington Stanley, shortly before meeting the Irish goalkeeper.

Jane and Shay met in 1990 in Glasgow when the Donegal native played for Newcastle United and Jane was working as a teacher.



Miriam Ahern with daughters Cecelia Ahern and Georgina Byrne
Miriam Ahern with daughters Cecelia Ahern and Georgina Byrne
Model Adrienne Murphy
Yvonne Keating
Karl Broderick, Rory Cowan of Mrs Browns Boys and Alan Hughes
Jayne Given
Jane Given and Georgina Byrne
Cecilia Ahern
Elaine Butler Doolin
Georgina Ahern
Sandra Byrne
Miriam Ahern
Virginia Macari
Sinead Considine of Masterchef fame
Model Ruth Griffin
Roz Flanagan and Joan Palmer
Joan Palmer (Mother of Claudine Keane)
Ruth Scott and Alan Hughes

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