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Sinead parties in Tinseltown

SINEAD O'Connor partied the night away at a star-studded gala event in Hollywood last night.

The Bray-based mum of four swapped the school run for Tinseltown glitz at the famous Chateau Marmont.

The 44-year-old wore a stylish purple bodycon dress and heels as she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock and new mum Selma Blair at the annual amFAR Inspiration Gala.

The singer has been vocal about her search for a man in recent months.

She took to her social networking page last week to announce that she has found a partner and is extremely content in her new relationship.

Sinead was radiant as she chatted with s celebs and posed with fellow chart-topping legend Debbie Harry of Blondie -- who wore a tartan dress with elbow-length black gloves - as well as catwalk queen Alek Wek.

Another of Ireland's biggest exports to attend the bash was hunky heartthrob Colin Farrell.

The 35-year-old Castleknock native - who lives permanently in LA - turned up to the gala with his stunning sister Claudine and wore a sharp black trouser suit with waist coat and blue shirt, topped off with a black fedora hat.

Across town, veteran actor Colm Meaney (58) turned out for the premiere of AMC network's new Western drama Hell On Wheels, set to air later this year.

The Snapper star Meaney, who plays businessman Thomas 'Doc' Durant in the new drama, was pictured with his co-stars Dominique McElligott. Dublin actress Dominique previously starred in RTE's restaurant drama Raw. She launched her career alongside Clinic star Amy Huberman on RTE series On Home Ground.