Monday 19 March 2018

What Amy, Jamie and Saoirse will be taking home in their €1,500 IFTA gift bags

Amy Huberman with her Best Actress IFTA
Amy Huberman with her Best Actress IFTA

Caitlin McBride and Kirsty Blake Knox

This year's IFTA nominees and guest presenters are in for a treat.

VIPs at this year's ceremony will be gifted with luxury goodie bags, worth an estimated €1,500.

Nominees including Amy Huberman, Charlie Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Jack Reynor will be gifted with a gold membership to exclusive Dublin nightclub Lillie's Bordello, MAC Cosmetics brush sets, AVEDA hair products, Lindt chocolate and vouchers to Milano's restaurant.

And while they will take home plush goodies filled to the brim with freebies, we can also reveal the five-star menu guests will be tucking into on Saturday night.


Organic Smoked Salmon roulade of Cream Cheese & Black Pepper Mousse with Lime Twist, Slow Roast Beets Puree and Juniper, Whole Caper Berry


Char Grilled Fillet of Beef, Celeriac Puree with Drop of Honey; Rosemary Scented Potato Gratin & Sautéed Baby Vegetables With Clarified Butter, Red Wine Jus and12 year Old Balsamic reduction


Glazed Sweet Passion Fruit Tart with Creamy Coconut Sorbet & Mango Puree

This year's awards will be hosted by MTV presenter Laura Whitmore and stalwart Simon Delaney at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Burlington Road

Tickets for this year's event cost €302 for non-members. Even members of the academy have to fork out €242 to attend.

In a previous statement, an IFTA spokesperson said only 25pc of the tickets are made available for purchase each year.

Guests, presenters and their partners make up 75pc of the attendees at the glitzy ceremony.




Winner of the Best Actor Award Jack Reynor brought his new girlfriend, model Madeline Mulqueen.
Winner of the Best Actor Award Jack Reynor brought his new girlfriend, model Madeline Mulqueen.
TV presenter Lucy Kennedy wore one of the most eye-catching dresses of the evening.
Daithi O'Se and Rita Talty in 2012
Aine Moriarty, the CEO of IFTA and her husband Seamus Griffin arrive on the red carpet.
Glamorous actress, Fionnuala Flanagan, arriving on the red carpet, presented the award for Best Director to Lenny Abrahamson.
Sherlock actor Andrew Scott was also in attendance at the 10th annual IFTAs at the Convention Centre in Dublin.
TG4 presenter Mairead Nu Chuig chose a flattering oyster coloured silk dress on the night.
Niall Tobin arriving on the red capret, later presented the award for the George Morrison Feature Documentary to Alex Gibney's Mea Maxima Culpa.
Miriam O'Callaghan looked stunning in a teal-coloured printed dress.
Blathnaid N Choifigh showed off some leg in her little black dress with side split.
Presenter and publisher Norah Casey was glamorous in a dramatic black number.
Maura Derrane channelled old-school Hollywood glamour with her floor-sweeping fishtail gown.
Broadcaster Claire Byrne kept it elegant and chic in a black dress.
Domhnall Gleesonpicked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Anna Karenina.
Actress Aoibhin Garrihy kept it elegant in a long black dress with side pony tail.
Kathryn Thomas also opted for an LBD but with an embellished, Oriental style neckline.
Caroline Morahan chose a figure-hugging black dress with a statement necklace on the night.
Hollywood star John C Reillly presented the Rising Star Award to Gerard Barrett.
Love/Hate star Robert Sheenhan bucked the suit trend and opted instead for a pink coloured shirt with dickey bow.
Voice of Ireland coach Bressie was dashing in his suit.
Victoria Smurfit at the 2014 IFTAs
TV presenter Lorraine Keanestood out in a sea of black dresses in her flowing white gown, with gold detail on the bodice.
Actress Saoirse Ronan, who presented Jack Reynor with his Best Actor Award, was fresh and youthful in a black dress with mesh panels and white brogues.
Amanda Byram dazzled in a sparkling black dress with plunge neckline and white belt.
Actor James Nesbitt presented the award for Best Film Script to Malcolm Campbell for What Richard Did.
Director Jim Sheridan was among the many famous faces at the event.
Chris O'Dowd and David Rawle, the two stars of Moone Boy, which picked up Best Entertainment programme, joke around on the red carpet.
Colm Meaney mingled with other guests at the Convention Centre, Dublin.
Amy Huberman proved to be a most glamorous mum-to-be at last night's event.
Fans of RTE Jean Byrne's fashion-forward style were not disappointed by her choice of dress last night.
Sile Seoige arrives on the red carpet.
The two Masterchef stars, Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier, looked dapper in their suits.
Weather presenter Nuala Carey was lovely in a flattering pink dress.
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd
TV3's Lisa Cannonwas regal in her royal blue dress with peplum detail.
Love/Hate Nidge, aka Tom Vaughan Lawlor, attendeed with his wife Claire Cox.
Karen Koster also went for a black LBD.
Love/Hate's Fran aka Peter Coonan celebrated the show's five wins.
Sinad Kennedy matched her sequin blue top to her hair.
Coronation Street Michelle Keegan pulle out all the glamour stops.
Kian Egan was dashing in his suit.
Presenter Jennifer Maguire was a lovely lady in red lace.
Musician Jack L's glamorous guest was Nicky St George Smith.
Love/Hate's Susan Loughnane mingled with other guests.
Love/Hate's Charlie Murphy kept warm in an elegant stole.
Journalist Donal MacIntyre attended with his wife Ameera De La Rosa.
Love /Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity chose a white dress with a daring plunging back.
Reality TV star Dawn Leadon Bolger wore one of the most eye-catching dresses on the night.
Amanda Byram shows off the back detail of her dress and her great tan.
Rosanna Davison kept it pared back in an elegant black dress with plunging neckline.
Lorraine Keane cosies up on the red carpet with husband Peter Devlin.
TV3's Elaine Crowley was feeling blue.
Actress Kerry Condon chose a slinky red number.
Brendan O'Carroll and the cast of Mrs Brown's Boys pose on the red carpet.

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