Monday, September 29, 2008

PSP Go!


At the launch party for the Go! range were: 1. Ciara Mullaney and Marisa Mackle; 2. Derbhal and Declan Leavy; 3. Robert Mayes and Arianna Dunne.

PlayStation were delighted to announce the official launch of the Go! range of applications for PSP (PlayStationPortable) at a party in the Sky Suite at the Radisson last week. The Go! range, which includes Go!Cam, Go!Explore and Go!Messenger will enable PSP owners to transform their gaming consoles into a digital camera and satellite navigation system, as well as enabling them to message fellow PSP users, making it a mobile entertainment system with a range of lifestyle functions.

The Go! range will prove popular with current PSP owners and also those looking to purchase a hand held console. The range transforms what is currently viewed as a pure gaming console into a portable, multi-purpose entertainment and lifestyle device. The applications are available from stockists nationwide.


Friday, September 26, 2008

The Sycamore


Pictured at the preview were: 1. Club owner Conor Martin with Etain Boyd; 2. Elaine Byrne, Andrew Rudd and Triona McCarthy.


The Sycamore, Dublin’s newest members club and roof top bar, was previewed to invited guests this week. Set to become one of Dublin's most desirable venues, The Sycamore offers an intimate and wonderfully chic environment through a series of relaxing lounges, a gallery space and an open-air penthouse bar. Add to this the dedicated personal service and the result is a perfect haven, by day or night.

Accessed from a private lobby on Sycamore Street, in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, the 4,500 sq ft Sycamore extends across the top three floors of The Purty Kitchen. Club members can access the lobby and use the club lift by swiping their digital membership fob. Club staff will be alerted as soon as the membership fob is swiped, ensuring that members are expected and greeted on arrival. Sycamore membership will be by invitation only.

Among the guests there this week for the exclusive preview were Haley Rock, Joe O’Shea, model Dervla Hogan, Ireland AM’s Andrew Rudd, Bea Kelleher (fresh from judging at the Fringe Festival) and fashionista Maria Fusco. Etain Boyd was also there and thrilled with news of her latest business venture – she has just taken over the Bella Donna beauty salon in Rathmines, soon to be renamed Urban Beauty. Eoghan Higgins was also making his debut as new deputy editor of Image magazine.

With a capacity of 250, the club will come into its own after dark. The top floor bar features a stunning oval aperture, heated seats and restored brick feature walls. The gallery space will be curated by Karen Regan, with new exhibitions being mounted on a fortnightly basis. In a break from tradition, no commission will be charged on sales, making the Sycamore space especially desirable to up and coming artists.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Captain TV


Pictured are stunning models, Samina Zia and Jenny Lee, with The Captain at the launch of a new online party TV channel, www.CaptainTV.ie. Fronted by the wacky but wonderful Captain and his glamorous TV crew, it's certain to have Irish audiences hooked. Viewers can tune in from today to see the Captain’s exploits and antics and the public can vote online to keep the party channel broadcasting in Ireland.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Miss E


At the show were: 1. Laura Vaughan, Vicky Fennell and Lynsey Phillips; 2. Terry Fleming and Susan O'Flionn; 3. Romy Blenner-Hassett, Jodie Wood and Imogen Fitzgerald.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel was delighted to recently host a very special 'Miss E' fashion show, in aid of The Cottage Home Child and Family Services. The magical setting of the 18th century castle in Killiney was the ideal venue for this intimate event.

The evening kicked off with a drinks and canap├ęs reception followed by a spectacular fashion show, featuring some of Ireland's top models. The fashion event showcased the latest collections from Miss E Boutique, Glasthule. Guests in attendance included some of Dublin's most prominent business women including Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon, Rosie Campbell, Claire O'Leary and Mo Saul.

All proceeds from the Miss E fashion show went to The Cottage Home Child and Family Services. The Cottage Home is charity dedicated to providing support and hope to children who are suffering the consequences of poverty, parental drug and alcohol abuse or neglect.

For further information on The Cottage Home, Child and Family Services, please log onto
http://www.dun-laoghaire.com/dir/cottagehome/main.html


Monday, September 15, 2008

National Centre for Epilepsy


At the National Centre for Epilepsy launch event were: 1. Noreen, Geraldine and Paula Dollard and Fran Dempsey; 2. Taoiseach Brian Cowen with Aidan Walsh, head of Fiat Ireland; 3. Tara O’Leary and Niamh Walsh.

Last week saw the lavish launch of Irelands first National Centre for Epilepsy, which took place at a ball in the Four Seasons Hotel. Guests were treated to a Kasteel Cru drinks reception, a 5 course banquet, and delicious wines courtesy of Gilbeys, who were sponsors for the evening.

The lucky ladies each received a luxury goodie bag courtesy of Brown Thomas, with Yves Saint Laurent fragrances, and their signature candles, while the men weren’t left out either- with each receiving a miniature Alfa Romeo Car (they donated a real 147 Colleczione for the auction) along with a very generous voucher from Suitable Company on Grafton Street.

With Gerry Ryan as MC, the night was full of surprises and among the guests on the night were An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, Minister for Health Mary Harney and her partner Brian Geoghan, Brian and Marjorie Wright-Goff, Dr. Norman Delenty, Adrian Walsh and Tara O’Leary of Fiat Ireland, Julian and Mary Davis, Elisabeth Fitzpatrick and Laura Rochford and Bernard Condren of Goffs Bloodstock.

Due to be a €40m be a state of the art in-patient and out-patient facility the centre will be open to both public and private patients. It will also provide timely access to assessment, diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with new or suspected epilepsy and related disorders.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CROSS Rugby Ball



At the Rugby Ball were: 1. Jackie Rafter and Amy Martin; 2. Ruth McMahon and Brent Pope; 3. Joanna Galvin and Emma Cullen.

The 2nd Annual Rugby Ball, raising funds for CROSS (Cancer Research of the Oesophagus and Stomach), took place last weekend in the Four Seasons attended by over 350 people. On arrival, guests enjoyed Mickey Finns Appletinis before making their way into the rugby themed room where they were welcomed by rugby pundits George Hook and Brent Pope.

After a five course meal, David Agar from Profile Properties took to the stage and, in keeping with the theme, the lots under the gavel were ‘must-have’ items for any rugby fanatic including training sessions with Felipe Contepomi and the Argentina team, a premium package to the 2009 Heineken Cup Final with signed Munster Jersey from the 2008 tournament donated by Ireland Coach Declan Kidney alongside a ‘Pumas’ Package donated by Felipe Contepomi that includes his match boots from the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

With over €100,000 raised on the night for the charity, guests partied until the small hours with The Party Kings, before making their way home laden down with their goody bags. Gentlemen at the event were presented with a DVD collection of the ‘Best Ever Rugby Matches’ while the ladies were presented with an Apple iPod.

Among those at the event supporting the charity were RHA Artist Laura Cronin, Michael O’Boyle from Absolute Events, Sonny Knowles, Paul Wallace, rugby player, John Baker, Marie & Conor Headon, John Coman, Maurice Healy and Patrick Coyle, General Manager of the Gresham Hotel.