On Friday 20th June, a star studded judging panel crowned Sinead Noonan (Miss Meath) the new Miss Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin.
A 21-year-old drama student from Dunboyne, Sinead hopes to become a famous Irish actress and open her own drama school.
The event was hosted by Brian Dowling and Myleene Klass and was attended by Ireland's most famous along with the contestants’ family and friends. National and international celebrity judges on the panel included Miss World 2006 Tat'ana Kucharova, Louis Walsh, Amanda Byram, Pamela Flood, Rachel Kavanagh and Matt DiAngelo. After the crowning Shayne Ward performed for the crowd.
First runner-up to the Miss Ireland crown was Sarah Stokes from Laois. Second runner-up was Aoife Gallager from Clare.
Miss Ireland receives a prize package worth up to €100,000 including €10,000 in cash and the use of a Hyundai coupe during the year. A newly crowned Miss Ireland will travel to Ukraine to take part in the Miss World final on Oct. 4th.
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With thanks to the Miss Ireland website