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PICS: Stars line out for the 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards

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Stars of Ireland’s TV screens lit up the red carpet at this year’s IFTA Gala Television Awards Ceremony on Thursday night at the prestigious RDS Concert Hall.

Comedian Jason Byrne is hosting the glamorous occasion this year, with a full house of Ireland’s favourite TV stars and personalities coming together for one night to shine a spotlight on the great work and achievements of the home industry.

TG4 are hosting the official broadcast for the Television Awards this year, with a primetime slot of 9.25pm on Saturday night (2nd June).

Xpose presenter Glenda Gilson looked slick in a gold number.

The mum-to-be wore a large leather belt and pulled her hair back into a pony tail.

Glenda Gilsen arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

Dancing With The Stars co-presenter Amanda Byram stunned in a tangerine gown, as she walked the red carpet with her hubby.

Julian Okines and Amanda Byram arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
julian Benson arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

Julian Benson dazzled down the red carpet, as usual, wearing a silver sequence suit design.

TV3 presenter Lucy Kennedy stunned in a floral Synan O’Mahony number on the night.

Lucy Kennedy arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Jennifer Zamparelli arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Deirdre O’Kane arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Georgie Porter arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

First on the carpet was Sile Seoige, who stunned in a floor-length navy gown.

Sile Seoige arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

Nicky Byrne and wife Georgina also stunned on the red carpet.

Georgina stunned in a black and white starry designed dress.

While 2FM presenter Nicky looked slick in a black suit with a swish dicky bow.

Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Miriam O’Callaghan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

Next up was a very summery Miriam O’Callaghan.

The RTE host wore a bright yellow gown, as she walked the red carpet.

Meanwhile Aoibhin Garrihy stole the show in a stunning maternity gown.

Aoibhin Garrihy with husband John Burke arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

The heavily pregnant actress walked the red carpet with husband John Burke.

Wearing a pink dress from Mango, she proved maternity style can still be glam.

Next up Fair City’s Jenny Dixon stole the spotlight in a gold number.

Jenny Dixon arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

The actress, who was presenting an award on the night, looked sophisticated in the strapless number.

TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick also stunned in a bright blue and black number.

The off-the-shoulder gown stud out on the night.

Colette Fitzpatrick arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Elaine Crowley arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Chris Newman and Dana Arikane arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Norma Sheahan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Cathy Belton arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Des Bishop arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester
Georgie Porter arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the RDS Dublin.
Photo by Michael Chester

Twenty-three Awards will be handed out on the night for programmes across all Irish broadcasters RTÉ One, RTÉ2, TV3, be3, TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland.

Some of Ireland’s favourite UK soap characters and reality shows personalities also jetted over to Ireland for the occasion, including Calum Best, Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks), Ryan Thomas (Eastenders), Amber Davis (Love Island), Kym Marsh (Coronation Street).

Ahead of the Awards, Academy CEO Aine Moriarty said, “What a great lineup of guests we have this year along with some true Irish TV legends.”

“The Academy is proud to put this night together for the TV industry, to ensure that Irish TV talent and creators are given the recognition they deserve, for their achievements and hard work.”