Still no love lost between Apprentice pair
IT'S almost a year since their now infamous TV clash on The Apprentice -- but stars Geraldine O'Callaghan and Aoiffe Madden have yet to recover from their much publicised argument.
The Herald can reveal the pair came face to face for the first time since the programme ended in a Dublin nightspot Copper Face Jacks.
Aoiffe had been enjoying a reunion with fellow stars of the show Stephen Higgins and Breffny Morgan on Wednesday night when the group decided to decamp to the Harcourt Street haunt, where they bumped into fellow contestant Geraldine.
The Dublin city entrepreneur was enjoying a girls' night on the tiles with former Miss Ireland Sinead Noonan and model Gail Kaneswaren.
"It was fine," Aoiffe explained. "We just waved at each other and said hi, that was about it.
"It was one of the first times I've seen her since the show and all the media stuff so it was a little bit awkward but we're both adults and didn't make a big deal out of it."
"What happened on the show is in the past now so there's no point in dwelling on it," she added.
Aoiffe, who is signed to celebrity agent Tara Sinnott's agency Red Carpet says she's currently single and enjoying life with her friends.
The outspoken beauty explained how she is looking forward to heading off on holiday to Ibiza later this month with a group of up to 20 friends before returning home in time to do some work to promote the third series of The Apprentice.
According to Aoiffe: "I'm hoping to be involved in some way with the new show, kind of similar to what last year's runner-up Nikki O'Callaghan did by keeping a blog and giving her feedback on the contestants.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing it. It will be strange watching it and not being part of it anymore though."
Aoiffe, who works in the marketing department of Clerys on O'Connell Street, also does some freelance PR work and was involved in the organisation of last Thursday night's Stock Exchange party at The Good Bits on Store Street.
Among those who attended the event was last year's Apprentice stars Breffny Morgan, Stephen Higgins and Maria Loughran, DJ Ray Shah, FM104's Killian O'Sullivan and Today FM's Ray Foley.
Providing musical entertainment at the event was Johnny Moy and Friends, while the Good Bit's promo ladies were handing out spot prizes throughout the evening.
Invitees enjoyed complimentary tapas from chef Pedro Boussinet, formerly of Salamanca and The Market Bar.
Drinks were in plentiful supply throughout the evening, with a special Stock Exchange initiative in full swing at the bar.
Revellers could take advantage of falling drink prices at regular intervals, which were displayed on digital price lists.