Host Ryan Tubridyis seen during the opening performance of the RTÉ  Late Late Toy Show  with a medley of songs from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Picture Andres Poveda

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Protesters: a demonstrator argues with a Garda outside Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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A still from Sainsbury’s Christmas ad

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Alan Cumming: ‘I’m not one of those people who lets life go.’ Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Graham Norton: “The only thing you can learn from celebrities is how best to deal with being a celebrity.” Photograph: Fergal Phillips

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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge, a character mainly concerned with the  ‘Hate’ side of the equation. Photograph: RTÉ

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Founding father: Paddy Cosgrave on stage at the RDS. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile/Web Summit

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