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Rebecca Maguire finally crowned Miss Ireland

Belfast’s new Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire has finally received her crown in a glittering start to her year of pageantry.

Her stint as the Ireland title holder follows a faltering start to her reign which included winning by default after Marie Hughes was deposed for being too old and a controversial crucifix tattoo which could yet prove troublesome.

The 20-year-old Belfast woman launched her special year with a glitzy weekend party in Dublin after which she tweeted her appreciation to everyone, stating “too many names to fit into a tweet lol”.

The Queen’s University student has insisted she will be allowed to compete in Miss World despite its rules against visible tattoos, and said recently “hopefully it won’t be a major issue for me” according to the Daily Mirror.

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