Marty Morrissey is RTE babe magnet

Marty Morrissey with Fiona Ni Fhlaithearta
Marty Morrissey with Fiona Ni Fhlaithearta

SOME OF Ireland’s most talked-about glamorous couples celebrated into the night after the VIP Style Awards − and RTE party animal Marty Morrissey was half of most of them!

Lawyer Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy made their red carpet comeback as an item and Dublin Housewives star Virginia Macari turned up for her first public outing with hubby Kaste Dahl since he was accused of a multi-million fraud

But it was Marty who made the perfect other half in most of the selfies with the ladies.

Marty with Aoibhinn McGinnity

Marty made several lovely couples, with actress Aoibhinn McGinnity – Trish from Love/Hate – Emma O’Driscoll and Amanda Brunker.

Marty with Amanda Brunker

The RTE sport charmer even tweeted a picture of himself and TG4 beauty Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta, joking: “I think I’m in love... I think I’m going to learn how to speak Gaeilge tonight!”

Kean and former model Lisa have rekindled their relationship and made their first public appearance since their three-month split when they arrived on the red carpet at Dublin’s Marker Hotel on Friday night.

Ronan Keating and his new fiancé Storm Uechtritz ended up among the glitterati in the same hotel, but for different reasons.

The couple have made the Marker Hotel their home in Dublin when they’re staying here and had no idea the awards were on until fellow Boyzone star and guest Keith Duffy bumped into them at the venue.

But while all eyes were on these couples and the countless gorgeous women in their fabulous gowns, party animal Marty again let his hair down.

The 56-year-old RTE presenter took every opportunity to be pictured with the well-known faces as he lapped up the attention.

The single Corkonian has become a magnet for babes vying to get their picture taken with him and onlookers at the after-party in Copper Face Jacks were in awe of him as one of the most eligible bachelors in town led the way again on the dance floor.

Marty with Laura Fitzpartick

Pippa O’Connor won the Peter Mark VIP Most Stylish Woman award, Mrs Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan picked up the male gong and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh winner was Best Newcomer.

Stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick picked up the Look of the Year award, while RTE presenter and new mum Jennifer Maguire was judged to be the best dressed on the night.

Many guests wore ‘Yes to Equality’ badges in the run up to the same sex referendum on May 22, with gay winners Rory Cowan and Maria Walsh both asking attendees to get out and vote in favour of it, with fellow pink community member Darren Kennedy doing the honours as MC.