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Friday 15 December 2017

Protests at the recent decision to rezone Foxrock to Sandyford East

- CAST members from new production Between Foxrock And A Hard Place, including Rory Nolan, who plays Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, Gary Cooke of Apres Match fame and Aoibhinn McGinnity of RTE's Love/Hate fame, stepped out this morning to protest at the recent decision to rezone Foxrock to Sandyford East.

The high-profile trio was gathering outside the Dail on Merrion Row at 11am in order to make their voices heard.

The group are due to take to the stage at the Olympia theatre for the next month, kicking off tomorrow evening.

- DUBLIN'S party posse will be out in force tonight for the second birthday celebrations of Stellar magazine.

The invitation-only bash will take place at Krystle nightclub from 6.30pm onwards and will be attended by some of the social scene's biggest names.

There will also be a host of hunky guys on hand to coincide with the announcement of Ireland's Bachelor of the Year, as voted by Stellar readers.

- FORMER Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave stepped out last night to launch RTE political correspondent David McCullagh's new book, The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A Costello.

The event took place in the Oak Room at the Mansion House on Dawson Street and was attended by several well-known names and faces from RTE and the world of politics.

- FUNDRAISERS from the UCD Medical Society will be donning their white coats today to celebrate the society's annual charity day.

Some 700 students will take to the streets of Dublin throughout the day to collect for charities including the Irish Cancer Society, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland, St Vincent's Foundation and the Mater Foundation.

Morning collections will be followed by the annual Pom Pom Parade down Grafton Street, which involves the male members of the society dressing up in drag and performing dances before finishing with a Big Breakfast on UCD campus.

- UP-and-coming band the Villagers have just announced a second Vicar St date, which will take place on Wednesday, December 22.

Tickets cost €25 and will go on sale tomorrow from usual outlets and are expected to sell out fast. The gig takes place in addition to a seven-date tour of Ireland in December that will take in Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast and Dublin, where their first show on October 21 is already sold out.

- LAST night saw the launch of new album Every Child, which took place at the Green Room in the Holiday Inn hotel on Pearse Street, Dublin.

The album was put together by a number of aspiring primary school teachers at Froebel College in Blackrock and features 17 diverse acts including artists and bands, past and present graduates, two members of staff and three special guests including Declan O'Rourke.

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