There's a lotto love in the air
THE SOCIAL NETWORK:The TV presenter Brian Ormond and his wife, the model Pippa O’Connor, are flying off to Dubai for Christmas, but Ormond will have to be back for New Year’s Eve to work on the Millionaire lottery draw. They were among invited guests at the National Lottery festive-season special lunch in the Cliff Townhouse restaurant, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, on Tuesday afternoon.
Gay Byrne is looking forward to a nice Christmas with the grandchildren. It’s got off to a good start for him: he won a bottle of champagne in a draw after the lunch.
The producer and director Ian McGarry had to leave early to get back to RTÉ to prepare for Crimecall.
RTÉ’s Nuala Carey was looking forward to her birthday, which she celebrates today.
The chief executive of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin, said that the couple who won last week’s lotto jackpot spent the money they’d saved for Christmas on champagne and threw a party for friends, before collecting their big cheque.
Who we spottedMarty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy