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(November 18, 2010) Alison Doody and other celebrities attend the launch of Robbie Fox's new nightclub venture 'The Pink' at Sam Sara, in Dublin.

(November 10, 2010) It was a family affair for the first night of Andrea Corr's new stage role. The singer was flanked with support from her sisters Caroline and Sharon at the opening night of 'Jane Eyre' at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Amongst the crowd were numerous stalwarts of the theatre scene with the Gate's artistic director Michael Colgan, actress Alison Doody and writer Alan Stanford amongst those in attendance. (Thanks to

(October 14, 2010) If you flip through photographer Barry McCall's book 'Pho20graphy', you will get to peruse pictures of the likes of Colin Farrell, Grainne Seoige, Jedward, Amy Huberman, Sharon Corr, Keith Duffy, Lorraine Keane, and many more. Those who attended the launch at Brown Thomas in Dublin last friday included: Claudine Palmer, Joan Palmer, Alison Doody, Victoria Smurfit, Amy Huberman, May Frisby, Caroline Downey, Morah Ryan, Denis Desmond.

(May 7, 2010) It was surely the end of an era yesterday as outrageously outrageous DJ and TV presenter Gerry Ryan was laid to rest. At 10am, Alison Doody, former model and actor, was the first of the celebrities to arrive, peering with two companions through the railings of the church at the security guards. Also in attendance were Gerry’s partner Melanie Verwoerd, Leigh Arnold, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Brenda Donohue, Colin Farrell's clan: Eamon, Rita, and Claudine Farrell, Steven Mannion, Jackie Rafter, Joanne Byrne, Craig Doyle, Mary Harney, Yvonne Keating, Gerald Kean, Sheana Keane, Maura Derrane, Mark Cagney, Robbie Fox, Albert Reynolds, and many more. (Thanks to &

(March 19, 2010) Stalwart of the Irish entertainment industry Harry Crosbie proudly launched his spanking new Grand Canal Theatre last night on a Northside red carpet bursting with well-known Irish faces. VIP guests on the night included: Brendan Gleeson, Dr Martin McAleese and President Mary McAleese, Alison Doody, Susan McNamara, Rita Crosbie, Gerry Ryan, Melanie Verwoerd, Bill Cullen, Jackie Levin, Mario Rosenstock, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul McGuinness, Kathy Gilfinnan and many more.

(February 23, 2010)  CLINIC star Alison Doody has revealed she's been dealt a double blow by the recession. The former Bond girl was heartbroken when The Clinic was axed late last year. And Alison, 43, said she has also seen a film project get the chop due to the economic climate. She added: "Unfortunately a film I was meant to be shooting in January fell through because of funding which is the story of our lives today. I'm a bit disappointed but it might be redeemable late on in the year. But I will be working on a short film next month and I have a feature film hopefully lined up for October." Alison said she had already been asked back to The Clinic before she received the devastating news that the show wouldn't be returning. She added: "I was so upset about The Clinic. I loved the cast and crew and I was able to finish at 7pm and go home to my girls."

(October 30, 2009) Matthew McGuchan is writing and directing for Black & Blue Films, who have acquired the rights to the 1971 cult horror movie The Asphyx. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade's Alison Doody is locked to star. According to Screen Daily, production begins next June in London. Peter Newbrook's original Asphyx was a period piece about a scientists whose experimentation with the "asphyx," or spirit of death, grants him immortality. The film's producer Jonathan Sothcott says, "I did a little promo with Alison Doody a few years ago, and I've never met anyone like her -- apart from being without a doubt the most beautiful girl in the world, she also has more star quality than anyone I've ever met. I'm so lucky to have her in this film - it will put it in a different league."
"I'm incredibly excited that Alison Doody and Danny Dyer have joined the cast of The Asphyx,
" adds director McGuchan. "Ms. Doody is an icon and a magnetic screen presence. I'm thrilled to be working with an actress of her caliber, and I think audiences will be stunned by the power and passion of the character she plays here." (Thanks to Dread Central)

(September 28, 2009) Last friday night's Late Late Show featured the three hot babes from The Clinic, Alison Doody, Victoria Smurfit and Amy Huberman. Other guests on the show included crooner Tony Christie and singer Paloma Faith. (Thanks to

(August 14, 2009) RTE launched its new television schedule yesterday promising "55 brand new home-produced series". Actress Alison Doody looks set to raise the stakes on TV drama The Clinic. The stunning mum-of-two will hit the small screen in the form of her character Lucille. The 42-year-old's addition to the cast of the long-running series looks set to send temperatures soaring. Alison, who played Dr Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, took a break from acting to rear her children, turning down a role in Hollywood blockbuster The Lord of the Rings. In June, she was cast in The Clinic -- along with fellow newcomer to the series, Victoria Smurfit. Victoria and Alison are experienced stars of stage and screen, both at home and abroad, and were lured to appear in the seventh season of RTE's hit show

(August 9, 2009) Morah Ryan celebrated her big Five-0 last weekend with a bash thrown at a friend's house in Killiney. Everyone who matters was there -- all except, of course, a certain Gerry. Apart from Morah's BF May Frisby, the stellar assembly included Moya Doherty and John McColgan, Dave and Ursula Fanning, Gerry and Aisling Purcell, Alison Doody and her new man, Claudine Farrell, Willie O'Reilly, Dave Kavanagh and Denis Desmond (well, it was his house in Killiney) and various members of Morah's family and all her daughters. There was a big birthday cake with candles -- which Morah blew out Marilyn Monroe-style. In fact, the beautiful birthday girl was positively beaming all evening. "She looked absolutely fabulous," a guest at the party revealed.

(June 26, 2009)
A compilation of the finest pins in the country sponsored by Halifax, the list was unveiled at the S&P annual summer party at Howl at the Moon super bar yesterday evening. Guests enjoyed the evening, the champers and indeed the parade of legs from the many beauties in attendance. RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan topped the poll, followed by Kiera Chaplin, ‘Dancing on Ice’ star Zoe Salmon, actress Alison Doody and singer Laura Izibor.

(February 7, 2009) Braving the icy elements with cashmere coats and dagger heels, the fashionistas ventured out for the ultimate Dublin fashion show -- the Brown Thomas Spring/Summer 2009 Collections. The glamorous guests, including Alison Doody, Maureen Heffernan, Trish Condon and Susan McNamara, arrived with a dash of panache at Patrick Guilbaud's famous restaurant in the Merrion Hotel yesterday.

(December 26, 2008) The opening day of the annual four-day Christmas Festival's Leopardstown Races witnessed young faces mixing with old reliables. Regular Bono turned up with his wife Ali and their children, along with manager Paul McGuinness, while actress Alison Doody brought some glamour to the occasion and Shane McGowan added some character. Newscaster Anne Doyle, actor Stephen Rea and director Jim Sheridan were also seen marking their cards.

(September 28, 2008) The dapper men of Ireland were out in style for Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Millions race day at the Curragh, with a €20,000 Brown Thomas shopping spree up for grabs to mark a €10m men's department revamp. Racing boss Eddie Jordan's son Zac followed in his famous father's footsteps with a racetrack win after he caught the eye of the judges to take the chequered flag in the best dressed man stakes. BT menswear buying director Paul O'Connor was ably assisted in his judging duties by ravishing actress Alison Doody. Also enjoying the racing were Sports Minister Martin Cullen, writer Cecelia Ahern and her partner David Keoghan, Ronan and Yvonne Keating, Lester Piggot, Goffs chairwoman Eimar Mullhearn and chief executive Henry Beeby.

(June 21, 2008) Glamorous Alison Doody had every reason to be making waves in the Caribbean as she showed off her svelte curves and sun-kissed complexion for photographers. The 42 year-old actress and model was enjoying the glorious sunshine while on holiday at the luxurious St Bart's resort in the West Indies, accompanied by her two daughters, Alanna, 12, and nine year-old Lauren. And while her daughters covered up in sarongs, Alison, the estranged wife of media heir Gavin O'Reilly, continued frolicking around in the crystal waters of the Caribbean.

(May 14, 2008) Irish theatres' leading lights were out in force for the launch of the Gate Theatre's inaugural 32-county tour of Waiting for Godot. A host of theatre luvvies were present at the Royal College of Physicians to kick-start the launch, including Gay Byrne with his wife Kathleen Watkins, actress Alison Doody, Harry Crosbie, Alan Stanford, Ardal O'Hanlon, Michael Colgan, Minister of State Conor Lenihan and artist Louis Le Brocquy.

(February 20, 2008) As part of the 2008 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, U2: 3D had its European premiere at Dublin's Cineworld on Parnell Street last night. The air was especially electrifying as the large crowds cheered on the hometown heroes. Irish rock band U2, director Catherine Owens, producers David and John Modell, Jon and Peter Shapiro, executive producer Sandy Climan and visual effects supervisor Dave Franks were all in attendance with friends and family, including American businessman Art Modell and his wife Pat. Celebrity guests included Stephen Rea, Gavin Friday, Alison Doody, Lord Henry Mountcharles, Jodie Kidd and U2's band manager Paul McGuinness.

(February 10, 2008)
Ireland's most glamorous and wealthy ladies came along to enjoy a private showcasing of Brown Thomas' spring-summer collection in the Shelbourne Hotel on tuesday. The cold certainly didn't deter them from donning their Louboutins and their Lanvin dresses. Among those in attendance were Alison Doody, Clodagh Keane, Annette Rocha and Caroline Harrington.


(November 30, 2007) The black-tie ball that stood out in a packed diary of events (there were at least five on Saturday night in Dublin alone) was the Ice Ball -- the ultimate in bling. Held in the Four Seasons, it raised funds for an early pregnancy unit at the Rotunda Hospital and was sponsored by ABN AMRO and Christie's of London. It raised a whopping €200,000. Hosted by Kathy Gilfillan, the evening began with Absolut cocktails and champagne, while the guests oohed and aahed over the selection of jewels that Christine Ryall had brought from London and Paris to showcase Christie's forthcoming jewellery auctions. Guests at the event were big hitters, including Derek and Siobhan Quinlan, Johnny Ronan, John and Bernie Gallagher -- the latter wearing a knock-out backless dress -- Alison Doody in green Roland Mouret, and Frances Duff in a pink silk skirt.


(November 4, 2007) The czar of bizarre, David Lynch, was in Dublin as a guest of Maharishi International University (MIU Ireland) to give a talk on transcendental meditation at Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College. In the front row, later that evening, you had Lainey Keogh, Alison Doody and behind them Harry Crosbie and wife Rita. "Anyone who listened to him was inspired by his vision of a better society. We hope to see him back in Ireland soon", said TM guru Noel O'Neill  after the talk.

(October 27, 2007) Lainey Keogh threw down the gauntlet this week: 50 is the new 40. Her trademark designs are known all over the world, worn at the Oscars and every serious red-carpet photo op. To mark her 50th birthday, Lainey created 50 unique signature pieces and hooked up with her old supporters, Brown Thomas, to throw a great party that also showcased her previous collections. The world-renowned designer's creations have been worn by none other than Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston, to name but a few, and her Irish devotees were out in force on Tuesday evening to help her celebrate. At a glittering event in the Designer Rooms at Brown Thomas Dublin on Tuesday evening, 250 of Lainey's friends, family and supporters turned out in style, many of them wearing her creations. Among her guests were Gavin Friday, Alison Doody, sisters Leigh and Chloe Arnold, Maureen Heffernan, designers Helen Cody and Joanne Hynes, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Caroline Downey, Penny Dix who represented ISPCC and actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.

(October 22, 2007) Shocker! Acting is still off the cards for glamourous mum of two, Alison Doody. The Indiana Jones star revealed that she has traded her Hollywood days for taking care of her two young daughters. Speaking at the launch of South, the new state of the art restaurant and bar at Sandyford, which was opened in June by Ronan Ryan and Temple Garner, she revealed: "I'm not planning to go back to work unless something really grabs me. I've been out of the business for so long now and it's all changed. So it's hard to really say what would draw me back in -- it would have to depend on the character and the script." However, she added: "Cate Blanchett has taken over for me in the new Indiana Jones, so that's not too bad!"

(October 13, 2007)
The Olympia Theatre was bursting at the seams at the opening night of the (London) National Theatre's award-winning production of The History Boys, fresh from sell-out tours of the West End and Broadway, with Dublin theatre fans arriving in droves find out what all the fuss was about. One man eager to get to his seat was Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, recently returned from an extended period on the road with the band. Veteran broadcaster Mike Murphy was also among the first in the theatre doors. Also seen tripping across Sycamore Street after pre-theatre drinks at Sin was Pat Moylan of Lane Productions, actress Alison Doody, couturier Peter O'Brien and playwright Hugh Leonard.

(October 6, 2007) The only one missing at the opening night of Brian Friel's version of Uncle Vanya this week appeared to be Anton Chekhov himself, as players, politicians, painters and playwrights all convened at Dublin's Gate Theatre for the first night. Among those in attendance for the first night was film-maker John Boorman, playwright Brian Friel, artists Louis Le Brocquy and Anne Madden, and actors Katie Kirby, David Shannon, David Kelly and Alison Doody, as well as writer Hugh Leonard and British Ambassador to Ireland David Reddaway.

(September 23, 2007) On Wednesday, at The Church of the Three Patrons on Dublin's Rathgar Road, Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre, spoke movingly at the funeral mass of his mother Josie. David Shannon, the lead in Sweeney Todd recently at the Gate, sang Josh Groban's "To Where You Are" to a packed congregation, which included U2 manager Paul McGuinness, MCD concert promoter Denis Desmond, actress Alison Doody, property developer Sean Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea, and Colgan's partner Noelle McCarthy.

(September 8, 2007) Fashion Week in Dublin means big celebration. The ladies who lunch took pleasure in viewing the new Brown Thomas A/W collections at the annual ISPCC lunch, hosted by Pamela Flood at the Shelbourne Hotel. A Jacob's Creek Sparkling Rosé reception greeted the 350 patrons, who marveled at an Hermès ensemble (flown in especially for the event) which opened the show. Other labels showcased included Burberry Prorsum, Giambattista Valli and Gucci. Enjoying the luncheon were Shelley Corkery and Stephen Sealey of Brown Thomas, ISPCC committee members Valerie Craughwell and Penny Dix, Alison Doody, designer Helen Cody, and Aishling Kelly and husband Cpt. Tom Fox.

(July 14, 2007) It's always one of the smartest parties of the summer season: Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin's beautiful Osbertstown House was the backdrop for an evening which featured a serious crowd of A Listers. The glamorous duo, Bill and Jackie, were on hand to welcome everyone to a magical evening, including Alison Doody, who was just back from Sardinia, THE billionaires' holiday destination this summer, and was heading off to the Hamptons, playground of the American rich and famous. Also present were Senator Paul Coughlan, Derry and Mary O'Donovan, Denise Kavanagh, Michael and Eileen Fingleton, French Ambassador Frédéric Rasset, sculptor Orla de Bri and show jumper Cian O'Connor.

(May 19, 2007) This year's Tooth Fairy ball was another huge success. Now in its fifth year, this charitable foundation supports dental and medical projects with the Christina Noble Foundation and Ceka Kenyan Dental Project. The ball has been sponsored by the Round Room restaurant at the Mansion House, Dublin, for the last three years. The guests, who feasted on a Thai banquet fit for a king, included MC Gráinne Seoige, Keith and Lisa Duffy, nightclub owner Robbie Fox and his wife Martina, actress Alison Doody, Denis Desmond, Aishling Purcell and many others. Most of the party-goers headed to the new VIP bar at Krystle on Harcourt St, where the dancing went on well into the night, most of the revellers not leaving until dawn.

(April 28, 2007) Broadway came to Dublin on Tuesday night as the curtain rose on Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, with an all Irish cast. Among those attending the glam premiere were couturier  Peter O'Brien, actor David Kelly, Gay Byrne and his wife, composer Roger Doyle and glamorous actress Alison Doody, who summed up the spirit of an entertaining evening: "I thought the performances, the direction, the whole production, was just superb," she said. "Michael Colgan has done it again!"

(March 17, 2007) Michael Colgan, director of the Gate Theatre, was honoured by the French government when he was presented with a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters medal at a special ceremony in Dublin this week. Present were actors Ralph Fiennes, Ingrid Craigie, John Kavanagh, Steven Brennan and Alison Doody, as well as director-general of RTÉ Cathal Goan and producer Alan Moloney.

(February 26, 2007) Nightclub king Robbie Fox celebrated his 50th birthday in style when his wife Martina and a legion of Irish stars threw a surprise bash for him on Sunday, Feb. 25 at his own Barracuda restaurant in Bray, Co. Wicklow. The guest list read like a who's who of the Irish showbiz and celebrity scene. Among the more than 150 attending were Bono and his wife Ali, U2 manager Paul McGuinness, The Corrs, model Glenda Gilson and actress Alison Doody, her usual divine self in a very classy black dress.

(January 31, 2007) Alison is going for a role in another short movie due to start shooting this year, although the project is still untitled. Alison said: "They sent me the script and so far they're offering me the lead." More details as they come along!

(January 21-22, 2007) Alison will guest star in the famous TV series Waking the Dead, which regularly draws audiences of more than 8 million people in the UK on BBC1, in a two-part episode called The Fall. Not to be missed! *Update* Alison and the Cold Case squad were watched by more than 7.3 million people on Sunday. 7.2 million viewers tuned in BBC1 for the second part on Monday. These are great numbers!

(December 10, 2006) Alison attends U2's Christmas party at Hanover Quay.

(December 01, 2006) Alison attends Harvey Nichols's Christmas Charity Lunch in Dundrum Town Centre, which is hosted by Kenny Robertson and Norma Smurfit.

(October 5, 2006) Alison is guest of honour at Barretstown's charity ball at Leopardstown pavilion.

(September 30, 2006) Following the Ryder Cup, which surpassed all expectations this year, Dr. Michael Smurfit organized a party at K Club which, in addition to being the center of the golf universe, became party central for the week. Among the privileged guests who showed up at 'K' throughout the week were Johnny Depp, Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton, Arthur French, Louis Walsh and George Bush Senior. Michael Smurfit's guest of honour on Saturday night was none other than Prince Albert of Monaco. They say that most men marry their mother, so what was Prince Albert thinking when he discovered that his dinner date for the night was Grace Kelly lookalike Alison Doody? "I wouldn't have missed it for anything" he said.

(September 23, 2006) Alison turns up at Goff's Million horse race, in Shelbourne.

(September 15, 2006) Alison launches the ticket sales for the annual Barretstown charity gala.

(September 9, 2006) Alison attends Castle Leslie's owner Sammy Leslie's 40th birthday, a star-studded event.

(June 10, 2006) Alison, looking fab in a floaty summer dress, attends the opening night of the wonderfully funny comedy The Constant Wife (by W. Somerset Maugham) at the Gate Theatre.

(May 7, 2006) Alison has just come back from a trip to New York, where she went to support her friend, impresario Michael Colgan, on the opening night of Faith Healer at the Booth Theatre. Beautiful Alison came with her sister Elaine. Also in attendance were Gabriel Byrne, Holly Hunter, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, rock star Elvis Costello, Frances McDormand and Ralph Fiennes.

(March 1, 2006) In order to celebrate the hundred years that have passed since Samuel Beckett's birth, more than 20 events have been set up to illuminate Beckett's drama and prose and his influences on other artists working in a variety of media. They will be presented in April, in time for Beckett's centenary. A large gathering of artists, actors and promotors were present at the restored College of Physicians in Kildare Street last night as details of next month's festival were announced, including Beckett's nephew Edward, actors David Kelly, Johnny Murphy, Mark Lambert, Nick Dunning and Alison Doody.

(February 11, 2006) Alison attends the star-studded opening night of Faith Healer at the Gate in Dublin, starring Ralph Fiennes.

(February 2006) Alison is in London to participate in "The Hollywood Greats", hosted by Jonathan Ross. A special program about the career of Harrison Ford is being prepared, and Alison was asked to comment about her involvement in Indiana Jones and her experience on set with Harrison. Other guests on the show will be Helen Mirren, Tommy Lee Jones, Darryl Hannah and George Lucas. The show will be presented on BBC1 in April.

(December 31, 2005) When designer Stella McCartney flew in to open the new designer rooms at Brown Thomas, it caused quite a stir and was one of the smartest parties of the year. It also had the most stylish 'stiffie' (invitation). Allanah Weston looked elegant in a Stella dress while Paul's daughter herself looked a little too dressed down. Alison Doody, Ashling Gleeson, Clodagh Kean and Robin O'Reilly were show-stoppers at this one.

(November 19, 2005) Following the great bash that opened Harvey Nicks a few weeks ago, on Wednesday night the store was host to a wonderful party for a rather eclectic group, including Guggi and wife Sybille, Ian Dempsey and the gorgeous Geraldine, Pat Kenny and Kathy, Gerry Ryan and Des Cahill, Alison Doody and Aisling Gleeson, Louise Kennedy, Robin O'Reilly, Elizabeth Moynihan, Patrick Hanly and Jacky Byrne.

(September 11, 2005) Hosted by the woman of the moment, Clodagh Kean, and chic charity czar Penny Dix, the ISPCC's annual lunch at the Four Seasons on Friday was an extravaganza of glamour (with wine kindly sponsored by Donnybrook Fare). The glamour quotient came courtesy of Alison Doody, Robyn O'Reilly, Annette Rocca (with her stunning mother-in-law Maureen), Gillian Quinn, Norma Smurfit and Grainne Seoige (who MC-ed). They were all there for the Brown Thomas fashion show (which starred Irish supermodel Glenda Gilson) and to support the ISPCC, Childline, Childfocus and, of course, Leanbh, a service for children at risk on the streets.

(August 7, 2005) Alison Doody was at The Gate Theatre in Dublin for the opening night of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge.

(July 2, 2005) Alison arrived at Goff's Million race with sister-in-law Robyn O'Reilly and brother-in-law Hugo Merry. Thursday night's bash also boasted Social & Personal's Top 100 Sexiest Legs, sponsored by Rimmel. The award for the sexiest pair of pins in the country went to supermodel Glenda Gilson. Other sexy legs named at the bash were Amanda Byram, Lisa Burke, Alison Doody, Lisa Harrison and Una Gibney.

(June 2005) More news today from Alison's latest project. The short film detailing the events at Auschwitz during the second world war is called Benjamin's Struggle and was filmed in Bristol, England, earlier this spring. It was written, directed and produced by James Breese. Apparently, Alison will play a Nazi cow again, museum guide Katrina Stockhausen. The film's producer Fiona Pandelus had this to say about Alison: "We were delighted to have Alison with us on set.  She brought a touch of real Hollywood glamour to the film and nailed the part of our beautiful, but deadly, Katrina Stockhausen to a T."

(November 2004) Alison attends the Irish Film & Television Awards in Dublin. That night she presented the Best Actor gong to Gerard McSorley.

(October 5, 2004) A host of Irish celebrities stepped into the limelight in aid of UNICEF, which is releasing a book entitled "For the children, A Celebration of families" which, it is hoped, will raise over €500,000 for the millions of Aids orphans in sub-Saharan Africa. The book intersperses shots of the famous relaxing at home with pictures of African children whose lives have been affected by HIV/Aids. Actress Alison Doody, wife of Independent Newspapers' Gavin O'Reilly, was photographed alongside her mother, Joan.

(July 10, 2004) If you were passing by Parnell Square last Tuesday night you would have been forgiven for wondering if you had stepped back in time as young flower sellers in period costumes touted their wares at the opening night of Pygmalion at the Gate. "Buy a flower kind lady," and "Penny a bunch" rang out as people entered the theatre to see George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy. The scene was set for an evening that blossomed into a truly great night. Once again the Gate was packed to the rafters with guests including Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin, Alison Doody, Stephen Rea, Michael and Brid O'Siadhail, Pat Kenny of Deloitte, Myles Dungan, Jackie Rafter, and Robin O'Reilly. Eithne and Liam Healy attended with their guest, Pete Hamill.

(June 2004) Alison and co-star Patrick Swayze attend the premiere of King Solomon's Mines at the Tribecca Grand Hotel in New York.

(April 11, 2004) Alison was spotted at Brown Thomas in Dublin trying designer evening gowns.

(December 31, 2003) Gay Byrne's New Year Eve special proved the biggest end of year TV draw with more than 500,000 viewers tuning in. The RTE 1 programme recorded several weeks in advance featured among its guestsformer footballer Niall Quinn and his wife Gillian, comedians Brendan O'Carroll and Tommy Tiernan and actress Alison Doody.

(November 2003) Alison Doody attends the Irish Film & Television Awards in Dublin.

(October 31, 2003) Alison Doody, strong supporter of the Irish Actors Equity Group, along with many other Irish celebrities, signed a petition against a proposed abolition of tax incentives for film and TV drama, which would jeopardize the Irish film industry.

(October 11, 2003) Alison Doody attends Paramount's Indiana Jones DVD launch press event held at the American Film Institute in Hollywood, CA.

(June 10, 2003) Alison Doody and husband Gavin O'Reilly are invited, along with a few other notable guests, to a private show and reception featuring the Irish music group The Corrs, in Dublin.

(February 4, 2003) The death has occurred in Dublin of Patrick Doody, father of actress Alison Doody. Mr Doody died in a medical center of Dublin after a long illness. He was 72.

(October 2002) Alison Doody is guest of honour at the Dalkey Flowers Festival at the St. Patrick's Church in Dublin.

(June 22, 2002) Alison Doody is invited by Louis Walsh to Elton John's party in London.

(March 21, 2002) Alison Doody and other Irish celebrities gather in Dublin to support a charity fashion show coming in aid of the Marie Keating Cancer Foundation.