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Actor Jamie Foxx popped into Brown Thomas on Grafton Street, Dublin over the weekend . Jamie stopped for photographs with fans who had gathered outside the store. Earlier in the day Jamie posted an instagram story saying "It don't rain all the time in Ireland" with a scenic picture of the Irish countryside with the words 'Peace Ireland sun #rare' to his 14.3M Instagram followers.

Jamie is in Ireland filming at present.

It was the turn of Ireland’s up-and-coming eco-conscious creators and fashion designers at the first live final of Junk Kouture powered by RTE since 2020. Sixty haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled materials created and modelled by talented post-primary students took to the stage for the Dublin City Final at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Creations by young designers aged 13 -18 years from around the country were chosen by the Junk Kouture judges Louis Walsh, Roz Purcell, Soulé and Stephen McLaughlin to represent Ireland at the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dha


The final Irish designs will be up against 50 other designs - 10 from each of Junk Kouture’s other city finals in their five new territories: London, Paris, Milan, New York and Abu Dhabi. At the World Final, there will be six individual City Designer Awards for each location plus the first ever Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year! Other prizes up for grabs include the Glamour Award, Wearable Art Award, Innovation Award and a Performance Award.

Junk Kouture is Powered by RTÉ. The Creative Ireland Programme continues to support Junk Kouture across several areas developing its online education resources to ensure that students and educators alike can avail of educational material around Junk Kouture’s three areas of focus – creativity, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Programmes driven by the support of Creative Ireland will help educators encourage young people to become micro-influencers for change through creativity and circularity.

The Lauralynn Heroes Ball is one of the charities biggest fundraisers and had been on hold since the pandemic along with the majority of Lauralynn’s in person fundraisers.

Being able to run events like this again is vital to Lauralynn reaching their annual fundraising targets.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice providing hospice and palliative care to children with life limiting conditions and their families across Ireland. LauraLynn provides care and support to over 370 children and their families across Ireland. LauraLynn relies primarily on fundraised income to run its specialised services and a substantial sum has been raised so far from this special night and will have a huge impact on the children and families who rely on LauraLynn.

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