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Dublin influencer Jess Brennan hosts first event since infamous Berlin bar brunch

"We have a strict no tolerance on non-consensual and disrespectful behaviour in our house. Do not touch or make advances without consent or clear permission - regardless of sexual orientation, costumes or your perception of nudity."
Jess Brennan promoting her Sanctuary event at the Tramline club

Jess Brennan promoting her Sanctuary event at the Tramline club

Eugene Masterson

SOCIAL influencer and model Jess Brennan has run her first major public event since the controversial brunch in Dublin's Berlin D2 bar which sparked national outrage during lockdown in August 2020.

Brennan got death threats over her involvement in organising the brunch, in which a video of a masked barman dancing on a counter and pouring shots into the open mouths of random punters sparked a major public backlash.

The bar's manager Jay Bourke had his licence to trade in the bar rescinded after Gardaí objected to its renewal because of the incident.

The afternoon brunch cost €25 and when videos of the non-social distancing antics inside the bar went viral it sparked outraged amongst both the general public and politicians.

Brennan's latest event, Sanctuary, ran from Friday night into the early hours of Saturday morning in Dublin's Tramline club.

The Instagram model and influencer is pictured here promoting the night in a titillating leather basque, with rubber pasties covering her nipples, as well as knee-high boots with lace tights, and studded mask hiding her face.

Jess Brennan promoting her Sanctuary event at the Tramline club

Jess Brennan promoting her Sanctuary event at the Tramline club

She is also pictured here going to the event on Friday, sporting blonde dreadlocked hair and a risqué black lace and leather top with a neckcollar and metal ring.

Over 300 patrons, many wearing outrageous outfits, paid €32 each admission into club, where cameraphones were banned at what was branded as "liberated club culture". Three top DJs, including Berlin-based Truly Moore, played sets.

It is believed Brennan tried to run a similar event at Halloween, but had to significantly alter it due to restrictions.

Jess Brennan

Jess Brennan

Tramline owner Ian Redmond said he is happy for his premises to host the Sanctuary event this weekend.

"We were delighted to host such an inclusive, diverse event in a safe environment and it was very well organised," he told the Sunday World.

An advert for the event this weekend read: "Get together with all your lovers and dress up in your most flamboyant and f**kable finery for the Sanctuary 2022 event.

"A powerful new season is seducing the truest form of yourself out to seek some sexy solace in Sanctuary once again."

It adds: "We have a strict no tolerance on non-consensual and disrespectful behaviour in our house. Do not touch or make advances without consent or clear permission - regardless of sexual orientation, costumes or your perception of nudity."

Inside Berlin Bar

Inside Berlin Bar

Brennan previously took issue with the media portrayal of the Berlin D2 event and posted a statement to her Instagram account, which has nearly 65,000 followers, saying the videos were not representative of the event.

According to Brennan's LinkedIn page, she has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer for nearly 14 years.

She also runs an Onlyfans page charging subscribers $30 a month for "saucy session content that is deemed too hardcore for the eyes of Instagram".


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