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Valerie calls in sister Patricia as restaurant gets a revamp

It's a case of keeping it in the family for PR queen Valerie Roe.

She is organising a glitterati-packed bash this Friday in the Waterloo Bar & Grill on Upper Baggot Street, which will include a performance from her own sister Patricia Roe.

Aimed at relaunching the venue's new-look menu, it sees restaurateur Kristan Burness taking over the helm of the southside venue. "He's gone for more of a bistro style and he's redesigned the whole look of it to make it give it a New York feel," she explained.

No stranger to catering for celebrities, he previously worked at the Michelin starred restaurant Nicos in Mayfair, London, as well as Peacock Alley restaurant. Among those on the guest list are celebrity trainer Paul Byrne with wife Siobhan, Keith and Lisa Duffy, Ronan Ryan and Pamela Flood.

Also expected are Brian Kennedy and Claire Malone alongside Kathryn Thomas and Apprentice winner Michelle Massey alongside Masterchef Ireland judges Nick Munier with pal Dylan McGrath.