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Back from the sun

Holly Carpenter and Cian Healy hit the town this week for the first time since coming back from their sun-kissed holiday in Cancun.

The smitten pair spent two weeks hitting the bars and chilling out in the Mexican resort as they moved their romance up another notch.

And Wednesday night saw them hitting the red carpet for the Irish premiere of Ted, the new comedy from the creator of Family Guy and starring Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg.

Other guests at the bash at the Odeon in the Point Village included Britain's Got Talent finalist Ryan O'Shaughnessy, who brought his sister Apryl along as his date.

wwwTV beauty Amanda Byram took centre stage at the launch of the Dublin Fashion Fest at the Westin hotel this week as she dazzled in a glittery silver mini-dress.

The former Total Wipeout presenter, who is currently single, looked sizzling as she posed for pics. She's obviously relishing her time back in Dublin, too, given her message on Twitter this week. "I asked the taxi man to take me to The Residence on Stephen's Green. He replied, 'I'd take you to my residence... For free'. I love Dublin."

She helped MC the fashion-forward event, which was held to unveil details of the inaugural festival and takes place in the capital city from September 6-9.

wwwThere are just four weeks left before the biggest festival of the summer kicks into gear as final preparations begin ahead of the Electric Picnic in Laois. A handful of tickets are still available for the three-day event, which starts on August 31 and has one of the most promising line-ups in years.

Among those taking to the main stage to wow revellers are 1980s icons The Cure, who will prove a big draw. Also performing for their Irish fans will be Sigur Ros, The Killers, Orbital, Hot Chip and Elbow.

More names have just been confirmed for the Little Big Tent. On the bill are James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, Juan McClean, Junior Boys and Rustie. It will also be belly-laughs all round in the Comedy and Spoken Word area, with lots of familiar faces lined up to appear on stage. Tickets €99.50 per day; weekend camping €230.