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Members of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann will swap the corridors of power for the catwalk once again this December when they take part in the 3rd annual Oireachtas Christmas Charity Fashion Show, generously sponsored by Newstalk, in aid of Research Motor Neurone.


Taking place in the appropriately glamorous surroundings of the Great Room at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel on Tuesday December 8th, Teachtaí Dála and Seanadóirí taking to the fashion ramp include Arthur Spring, Averil Power, Cait Keane, Catherine Noone, Eamon Coghlan, Fidelma Healy Eames, Helen McEntee, Hildegarde Naughton, Imelda Henry, Jimmy Deenihan, Leo Varadkar, Lorraine Higgins, Marie Louise O’Donnell, Martin Heydon, Michelle Mulherin, Regina Doherty, Robert Troy, Sandra McLellan, Simon Coveney, Timmy Dooley and Trevor O’Clochartaigh.


Professional models on the night come from Assets Model Agency and hair and makeup will be professionally taken care of by Brown Sugar.


Featuring a roll-call of Ireland’s leading fashion designers and businesses, the impressive lineup of exceptional Irish design talent for the evening includes Heidi Higgins, Jennifer Rothwell, Niamh O’Neill, Helen Steele, Fee G, Claire Garvey, Synan O’Mahony, Jen Kelly, Louis Copeland and Carraig Donn, milliners Aoife Hannon, Suzie Mahony, Carol Kennelly, Jennifer Wrynne & Martha Lynn Millinery, and boutique Myrtle Ivory showcasing Irish bridal designer Patrick Casey.


The Oireachtas Christmas Charity Fundraiser promises an exciting evening celebrating Ireland’s home-grown design talent, while also offering an opportunity to support a very worthy cause – all while enjoying the novel spectacle of Irish politicians in a spotlight of a very different kind to their usual!


Raffle prizes have been generously donated by many businesses including a Carraig Donn luxury hamper, skincare treatments from the Dr. Mulrooney Clinic, €100 voucher for Camile Thai online restaurant, a luxury hamper from Seavite, Lucy Nagle cashmere hat & scarf, 5 pairs of sleeves from Canopi Sleeves and a hat from milliner Aoife Hannon Millinery.


Ireland’s youngest Bridal Designer, Niamh Corazon (18 years old) is making Marietta Doran’s dress on the night.


To add to the excitement and enjoyment of the event, talented 13-year old Cathal Gavin will sing songs from his cd Voice of an Angel.


Tickets to the 3rd annual Oireachtas Christmas Charity Fashion Show at The Shelbourne on December 8th are €50 each and are available to buy from Bernadette in Minister Deenihan’s office Bernadette.lee@taoiseach.gov.ie, tel: 01-6194483 and also through the Research Motor Neurone website: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/TDD/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=195431