The Insider: 09/06/2009
Not everyone has been affected by the recession, you know.
Businessman Michael Wright obviously hasn't been nipped by the credit crunch, given that he is gearing up to open a new club in Swords that is worth a whopping €38m. He has splashed out the eye-boggling amount on creating the Wright Venue in the northside suburb, with plans to open the club shortly with a VIP launch.
- RTE's Off the Rails appears intent on claiming back its fashion crown after it was briefly usurped by TV3's style extravaganza in the RDS. Next week sees co-hosts Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney turning on the glam for the launch of their programme's forthcoming event The Total Experience. Taking place from November 13 to 15, full details of the event will be unveiled on RTE on June 17.
- It is handbags at the ready among socialites this month as they clamour to nab an invite to a Karen Millen party. Hosted by Aurora Fashions chairman Ian Galvin and the line's creative director Gemma Metheringham, items from the autumn/winter 09 collection will be unveiled at a party in Residence on June 24.
- Some of our finest Irish stars have joined forces to make sweet music together for RTE's Raw Sessions. Calling themselves the Trouble Makers and featuring members from bands including Horslips, Republic of Loose, the Blizzards and Kila, the veteran musicians have collaborated to release a new version of the classic ditty Trouble with a Capital T. The revamped edition of the song will be aired this evening on RTE 2 at 11.40pm.
- Rugger huggers, take note. Given the amazing season that the Irish rugby team have enjoyed, it seems they're determined to continue their celebrations for just a little bit longer. Sporting fans and admirers of the boys in green will be out in force at Dundrum Town Centre tomorrow evening to see the Heineken Cup being displayed in Best Menswear.