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Wishing our valued readers, their friends and families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2014. May the cares of 2013 be put behind you and replaced with the hopes of new opportunities and happy times in 2014! Personally, I'm not a fan of the song Auld Lang Syne but I love this haunting version from the first Sex and the City movie. Enjoy! [youtube p9m9DuhHBAo]   … [Read more...]


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Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2013! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy and the Daily Update team xx     … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Paul Stafford Foundation Charity Lunch

Laura Woods and Tanya McGilligan

  Dublin’s Fire restaurant played host to the Paul Stafford Foundation Charity Lunch in aid of ReachOut.com and Console last weekend, raising an impressive €25,000 for the two worthy charities. The Paul Stafford Foundation was established in 2007 to raise awareness and address the serious issue of suicide in Ireland. This year’s lunch was in aid of charities ReachOut.com and … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Leigh Tucker Willow for Dunnes Stores Collection Launch

Kieran Harnett

A host of well-known faces, kids in tow, turned out for the launch of the Leigh Tucker Willow children’s clothing collection at Dunnes Stores in the St. Stephen’s Green shopping centre last week. Irish designer Leigh Tucker officially launched her new collection of children’s clothing and creative play for boys and girls aged from 12 months to 9 years in a beautiful pop up space on … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Ryan Tubridy’s New Book The Irish Are Coming

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The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy was joined by friends and family at Dublin's Residence for the launch of his second book, The Irish Are Coming. In the book, Tubridy examines the relationship between Britain and Ireland and looks in to why so many of the UK’s funniest and best loved entertainers hail from Ireland the emerald isle. Speaking at the launch, Ryan said: "It's always a very … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Desperados Halloween Night in Dublin

Monique Araujo, Patricia Vitorio & Aline Molnar

No spine was left un-chilled this All Hallows’ Eve as the Desperados Tribe terrified and thrilled club goers in Dublin city at the Desperados Halloween Night event. The Desperados Tribe rose from their graves and descended with zombie like stealth on not one, but two of Dublin’s hottest nightclubs for one massive party spread across the city. Both Everleigh Garden & Madison Nightclub … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Zeba Hairdressing Autumn/Winter Style Showcase


Zeba Hairdressing and Cosmetics on Dublin’s South William Street hosted a style showcase last week in their new look salon showing guests how to ‘get the style, complete the look’. The evening was packed with on-trend glamour as the season moves from the light fresh look of summer, into the darker, bolder looks of autumn/winter 2013. Eight key hair looks were unveiled on the night by … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Sugar Cubed Dublin Launch Party

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Sugar Cubed on Dublin’s Clarendon Street celebrated its official launch with a special invite-only party last week. The hair and make-up salon’s urban design provided the perfect backdrop as guests enjoyed champagne, cocktails and canapés, as well as retro sips from Soda Stream. Josh Gordan provided the music, street artist Sek2 created artwork for the night and gorgeous models … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Keith Cullen’s New EP

Carol Mc Cormack, Paul Smith and Donna McGarry

Earlier this month, Dublin singer Keith Cullen launched his debut EP, With Eyes Open at an invite only party at Odessa Club in the capital. Keith has been honing his musical talents since a very young age. As a child he travelled to locations around Ireland with various musical theatre companies. At 18, Keith was accepted to the London School of Performing Arts and went on to spend several … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Opening Night of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin

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  It was a camp-tastic explosion of wigs, stilettos, sequins and gunas last Thursday as Priscilla Queen of the Desert enjoyed its VIP opening night at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Based on the film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the uplifting and at times heart-warming musical adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus from Sydney to … [Read more...]