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34 of the country’s hottest females took to the catwalk for the final of Miss Ireland 2012 in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel last weekend.

The black-tie ceremony, which was hosted by TV3’s Sinead Desmond and DJ Ray Shay, has become one of the most anticipated events of the year and this year’s judging panel included Image Magazine Editor Melanie Morris, celebrity hair dresser James Brown, beauty guru Triona McCarthy and TV3’s Elaine Crowley.

Galway girl Maire Hughes claimed the Miss Ireland 2012 crown on the night, but unfortunately, Ms Hughes was stripped of her crown yesterday after it came to light that she will be outside the age limit by the time the Miss World competition takes place in August. As a result, the title has now been given to first runner-up Rebecca Maguire.

For social snaps from the event, click on the gallery below.

Pics courtesy of Brian McEvoy.


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