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Friday 2 December 2016

Storm and Ronan toast their engagement news on the slopes

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Everyone is talking about Ronan Keating's engagement to Storm Uechtritz and naturally the pair are celebrating in the most glamorous way possible.

The pair are currently enjoying themselves on the ski slopes in Verbier, Switzerland.

Storm (34) posted a picture (left) of the pair looking happy on the snow-covered, mountains writing: "The sun is shining and the future's bright. Thank you to everyone for all the warm wishes. We couldn't be happier and feeling so blessed."

The couple are just back from a holiday to Thailand, where they got engaged and they jetted off to the exclusive ski resort as Ronan was playing the Snow Open Air music festival last weekend.

Baby on board

Stellar magazine is featuring some lovely stories of couples who hope to wed if the marriage equality referendum passes in May.

Newstalk's Dil Wickremasinghe and her partner Anne Marie Toole (left) have been together for five years and Dil is pregnant with the couple's first child, due in June.

"We met at a retreat," says Dil, who presents Global Village on the popular radio station.

"When we arrived, we were told we had to share a room - the last thing I wanted to do was share a room with a stranger for a weekend."

Anne Marie, a psychotherapist, counsellor and lecturer, felt the same, says Dil - but "the friendship developed immediately". A month later, they had their first date - six months after that, Dil proposed.

The couple are planning to marry after the birth of their child when, they hope, equality will be a reality.

"We live in a society that, unfortunately, views different couples in a hierarchy. This referendum will put us all on an equal footing."

Lord of the Flies play

Following sell-out performances in London, Regent's Park Theatre's critically acclaimed production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies will embark on a major tour of the UK and Ireland this Autumn, visiting Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from November 24 to 28.

The play tells the story of a group of schoolboys who survive a horrific plane crash and how their island adventure descends into the survival of the fittest.

Tickets from €15 go on sale on Friday at 9am via Ticketmaster.

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