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Published 20/09/2010

<b>Images from the Belfast Telegraph NitelIfe gallery - nights out in smoke-free Northern Ireland</b>
Images from the Belfast Telegraph NitelIfe gallery - nights out in smoke-free Northern Ireland
Kelly McClorey-Saval and Ryan Hudson at the 'Smirnoff Be There' Silent Disco in the Bank, Newry.
Orla Quinn and Sinead O'Grady at the 'Smirnoff Be There' Silent Disco in the Bank, Newry.
Nicola Savage, Lorraine Savage, Darren Murphy and Thomas Murphy at the 'Smirnoff Be There' Silent Disco in the Bank, Newry.
Fiona McCallister, Caroline Simpson, Catherine Byrne and Ashling O'Hare at the 'Smirnoff Be There' Silent Disco in the Bank, Newry.
Phil Turbitt and Tash Daryaie at the 'Smirnoff Be There' Silent Disco in the Bank, Newry.
The Croft Pink Port Cocktail Party at Horatio Todds
Horatio Todds pictured Johnny Smyth and Ken Adams
Horatio Todds pictured Lynne Scott, Lesley Scott and Sarina Ennis
Horatio Todds pictured George Shaw, Raymond Martin, Johnny Smyth and Ken Adams
Horatio Todds pictured Kate Thompson and Ruth Hamilton
Horatio Todds pictured Gary and Janine Halliday
Horatio Todds pictured David Ward and Richard Lee
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Aaron Everitt and Davy Greer
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Edmund McCann, Mark Haslett and Jamie Cunningham
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Lyndis Heron, Cormac Rice and Catherine Bradley
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Maeve Dobson and McDonald
Pictured at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig, Spring and Airbrake, Belfast are Thomas Byrne and Tierna Magee
Enjoying a night out at Belfast's Ten Square
Enjoying a night out at Belfast's Ten Square
Enjoying a night out at Belfast's Ten Square
Madisons Belfast pictured Niamh Rafferty, Jenny Smith, Aisling Rooney and Phyllis McQuillan
Madisons Belfast pictured Janice boyd, John Murphy, Chris Snodden, Zoe McKee. Paul McGrattan and Brian Connolly
Madisons Belfast pictured Leah Roche and Michael Mullarney
Madisons Belfast pictured Phil Murphy and Steve Tittenson
Margaret Nelson, Cathy Pollock and Charlene Close partying in Bar Berlin
Miranda Hassard and RIchard Livingstone at the Men's Style Night at the Apartment, Belfast
Laura English and Deborah Bryson at the Men's Style Night at the Apartment, Belfast
Katie Cummings, Amy Scott and Robert Simpson at the Men's Style Night at the Apartment, Belfast
Mikey Smith, Kate O'Neill, Sammy Workman and Stephanie Storey at the Men's Style Night at the Apartment, Belfast
Men's Style Night at the Apartment, Belfast
Brian and Pauline in The Anchor Bar, Portstewart.
Nikki Cartmill and Jenny Curran at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Kylie Dunlop and Rachael Harriott at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Ciara McCann and Kim Litchfield at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Michelle McCrystal and Jean fleming at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Erin Doherty, Karen Grieve, Orla Davey, Julie Anne Kirk and Heather Shanks at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Michelle Williams and Louise McCrory at the Apartment Bar of the Decade Party
Julie Dunn & Alison Killen at Cafe V Authur Street, Belfast
Siobhan McCarney with Bredagh Ladies GA Club enjoying her hen weekend. Greencastle, Co Tyrone
From left to right Mehrnoosh Deghani, Chin-we Nqwaejike, Lisa Andews, Diana Sayers and Gayle Williamson at The Box Nightclub, Belfast.
WKD competition at the Globe to win a trip to Bennacassim festival in Spain, pictured Emma Dickson and Nicole McGowan
The Globe Belfast pictured Justine Loughran and Maria Perry
WKD competition at the Globe Bar, Belfast, to win a trip to Bennacassim festival in Spain, pictured Jo Cassidy, Orla Lynch and Claire Patterson
WKD competition at the Globe Bar, Belfast, to win a trip to Bennacassim festival in Spain, pictured Kirsty Thompson, Debra Reynolds, Philippa Reynolds, Lisa Allen and Laura McCandless
WKD competition at the Globe Bar, Belfast, to win a trip to Bennacassim festival in Spain, pictured Julie McCandless, Charlene Robinson, Lauren Hislop and Nicola Hylands
The Globe pictured Melissa Jonson, Lynsey Strain and Pauline Lamb
The Globe Belfast pictured Kelly Kirkpatrick and Kiera McVey
The Globe Belfast pictured Paula and Carla McNally and Lauren Hamilton
The Globe Belfast pictured Fiona McAuley and Jacquie Clarke
The Globe Belfast pictured Donna KEarney and CLaire Correla
The Globe Belfast pictured Justine Loughran and Maria Perry
The Globe Belfast pictured Kyla O'Neill, Justine Loghran, Maria Perry, Kyla Coole, Jade Sullivan
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Victoria Bingham and Emma Kerr
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Adam Sloan, Gary McCann and Tracey Auld
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Barry and Steven Hutchinson
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Geoff and Carrie Dickson
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Glenda Robinson and Kenny Burke
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Hannah Watson, Christine Jackson and Laura Mills
Pictured enjoying the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig on 23rd April are Stacie Lilburn and Christi McEvoy
Brirthday Girls, Genevieve Porter and Vicky Williamson, Apartment Belfast 3/4/10
The Boys are back in town! Fraser, Marc, Jamie, Jonny and Jason Clarke, Laverys, Bradbury Place
Ruth Wills, Victoria Morton, Sarah Thompson, Genevieve Porter, Debbie Wilson, Rachel Cromie at Rain Nightclub
Birthday Party for Vicky Williamson and Genevieve Porter at Rain Nightclub
Emma Riordan, Keelan Hanna, Gordan Coutts and Grace Melvin at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Garry Toner, Jenny Wyatt and AJ Fahy at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Jerry and Conor Donalson at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Alan Lynn and Vicky Carson at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 19th March
Kimberley McKay and Holly Savage at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Emma McNeill and Kelly Squance at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Ruth Jackson and Caroline Reid at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Tracey Hall, Davina Sands and Leigh Courtney at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Kathy Agnew and Yvonne Cooke at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Nichola Leinster, Anna McCombe and Julie Scott at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Glyn Roberts and Stephanie McConville at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Joe Lindsay and Davey Matchett at the opening night of Horatio Todds
Owner of the winning Magners Light Most Stylish Fashion Outlet, Orlagh Maye of Pure@54, Lurgan and Clare Brankin, from Glenavy at the Café Vaudeville for the Magners Light Style Awards.
Gareth Mooney from Lisburn and Aislinn Ritchie from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Kerry Campion and Courtney Craig from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
David Hart from Templepatrick, Richard Price from Lisburn and Robert Mann from Ballymena at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Rachel Haddock and Phil Robson from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Mark Lammey from Belfast, Edel McCarroll from Lurgan and and Lee Bowyer from Charleton at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Sean McKenna and Brian Torbitt from Belfast at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Aaron Vance, Emma Irwin, Aaron Dummigan and Stephen Currie at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Gemma Bell, Janine Walkingshaw, Suzanne Ross at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Glen Lyall, Peter Gilmore and Roddiger Sweeney at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig in the Spring and Airbrake on 26th February
Sarah-Jane Gawley, Lisburn, and Sarah-Anne Attwood, Belfast at the Café Vaudeville for the Magners Light Style Awards
Rachel Chambers and Hannah Montgomery pictured at City of Derry YFC annual dinner held in the Bready Cricket Club on Saturday evening
Steve Simpson (left) is pictured receiving The Magners Light Most Stylish Businessman Award from awards host Gemma Garrett and James Simpson, Magners Light Marketing Manager at the Magners Light Style Awards in Café Vaudeville
Magners Light Most Stylish Student finalist Jessica McKee, from Lurgan, and Sarah Kennedy, from Moneyrea at the Magners Light Style Awards in Café Vaudeville
Doreen McGuinness, from South Belfast with Magners Light model Nicole Foden at the Magners Light Style Awards in Café Vaudeville
James Maguire, Geordie Cullen and Daryl Heaney in The King's Head
Valerie McAlpine and Heather Canning in The King's Head
Gareth Clingan and Julie Ingram in The King's Head
Brendan O'Reilly, Patricia Martin and Jackie Martin in The King's Head
Wayne Darragh and Brian Galloway in The KitchenBar, Belfast
Diane Magill and Olga Looney in The KitchenBar, Belfast
Frances Hand, Orla Taylor and Cliodhna Taylor in The KitchenBar, Belfast
Kieran McDonnell and Elizabeth O'Hagan in The KitchenBar, Belfast
The Northern Whig pictured Cheryl Campbell, Kirsty Smyth and Jennifer McDowell
The Northern Whig pictured Darren Roberts, SInead Campbell, Jim McCanny, Siobhan McGuiness and Joe Elliott
The Northern Whig pictured Louise Coogan, Orla Brown, Kieran Murphy, Aisling Conlon and Micky Boyle
The Northern Whig pictured Joe and Fra Dornan
The Northern Whig pictured Christine Harris, Paula McClelland and resident DJ Darren Graham
Zoe Salmon and Emma-Louise Johnston at the IN Awards 2009 at the Merchant Hotel
The northern Whig pictured Paddy Flanigan's leaving do
The northern Whig pictured Joelen Dillon and Joanne Beaton
The Northern Whig pictured David McColgan, Sarah Smith, Winnie Ana, Barry Cunningham, Sarah Cunningham and Deborah McIntyre
The Northern Whig pictured Leanne Boyle, Lisa Lecky and Sinead Galbraith
The Northern Whig pictured Martine McCabe, Suzanna McCabe and Jaqueline Haughey
The Northern Whig pictured Julie and Conor Agnew, Damo McKeown and Barney Hill
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Mark Wade, Stephen Beattie, Kenny Stratton and William Sale
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Seamus Breen and Donal McCann
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Sarah Ferguson and Matthew Stuart
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured James Gregg, Nick McGyveer and Robert Greer
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Linda Farrelly and Tara Maguire
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Johnny Crangle, Andy Beattie and Philip Hewitt
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Jamie McGimpsey and Matthew Smith
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Carmel Emmett and Julieann Brennan
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Alan McFearon, Mick Heinicke and Carl Howarth
The Botanic Inn, Belfast, pictured Noel JOhnston and Andrea Donaldson
The Botanic Inn Belfast, pictured Paul Anand, Seamus McIlmurray, Claire Gatt and J P Doyle
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
The Kitten Bar celebrations for their recent re-launch
Mary's Bar celebrate winning Bar Of The Year, Mary's Bar Magherafelt
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Margaret-Rose Carland, Carrie Burns and Lisa Tolan
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Theresa Donaldson and Roisin Hall
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Natalie Johnson, Shelley Sanders and Jennie Taylor
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Claire Duffin and Sam Smith
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Paul Johnston, Seamy Mahoney, Gary Cash, John Duncan and Dido Finnegan
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Caoimhe McAnespie and Katie English
The Botanic Inn, Belfastpictured Eileen Morgan, John Ringland and Helen McDermott
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Megan Donnelly, Lisa Tohill, Victoria Donnelly and Emma Hyland
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Colm Meehan, Connor Todd, James McKay and Kevin Jonston
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Cathy Finnegan, Ciara Driver and Laura Leonard
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Sarah Diamond and Nicola Scanlon
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Janine Clohessy and Mandy Gault
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Kelly McGarvey and Rachel Sheppard
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Maeve Doherty and Ashlene Flynn
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Ciaran Weir, Joe Weir, Ryan Sands and Adam McCann
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Chris Aicheson and Padraig Mullan
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Julieanne Garnham, Connor Ferrin, Alison Magill, Louise Rooney and Theresa Robertson
The Botanic Inn, Belfast pictured Sean O'Rourke, Donal Romayne, John O'Flynn and Mark Ruddy
Kerry Donnelly, Maggie McClean, Sharon Brown, Margaret McCormick and Jackie McCallomy at The Apartment
Mark Freeman and Sophie Gray from England enjoying a night out in The Apartment
Nicole Bradley and Kerri McKeown in The Apartment
Kerri Graham, Gemma Porter, Jill Megennis and Jenny Ainsworth in The Apartment
Jonny Torrens and James 'finbar' Ervin having a laugh in The Apartment
Simon Rafferty and Helen Divine in The Apartment
Holly Masters and Fred Sweet from Summerset enjoying a night out in The Apartment
If Carlsberg did Djs...Mr Gavin Annon in The Apartment
G, Lee, and P Lutton with Jo Patterson from Sydney in The Apartment
Chris, Dave, Jamie, Katie, Ruth, Ritchie, Craig, Veronica, Charlene and Libby in The Apartment
Alberta Kenwell, Mark Crothers and Tracey Roberts in The Apartment
Johnny Brown, Diane Dinh and Kevin McKiernan at the Back to School Party in Scratch Nightclub, Belfast
Sarah McGuckin, Fiona Hill, Natalie Pinkerton, Maria Mullholand in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Claire Diamond, Nicole Martin, Michael McElhinney, Eamon Graham in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Nikki McAteer, Shane White in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Kathryn smith, Kristyn Wilson in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Beth Armstrong LL.B, Becci Watterson LL.B in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Melissa Tweedie, Catrina Rafferty, Rachel Walsh in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Laura Cunningham, Chris Ringland in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Meabh Magee, Beth Armstrong, Tori Amnesley, Andrea Reid, Deirdre Mullan in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Mark Evans, Jason Craig in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Alison Purdy, Christopher Waddell, Davy McMinn, Stevie Lintin in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Lynn smyth, Luke O'Brien, Paul Rainey, Ricky Hill in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Glen Mannis, Karl Huddlestone in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Becci Watterson LL.B, Terence McCleave LL.B in Scratch Nightclub Back to School Party
Patrice O'Hagan and Gavin Hasson in the Kitchen Bar, Belfast
Dearbhle Moneley and Marty Hall in The Kitchen Bar, Belfast
Kerri Whiteside and Johanna Moilanen in The Kitchen Bar, Belfast
Enjoying a night out at the Northern Whig, Belfast
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Three beautiful sisters at The whig
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Enjoying a night out at The Whig
Eimear Singh and finalist Paul Cromie are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Stephanie McClean, Belfast, Rachel McConnell, Rathfriland, and Joanne Reid, Belfast, are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Matthew Toman, the 2008 Pepsi Sexiest Man, and Shantala Porter are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Lucy Anderson, Belfast, and Brendan McGrenaghan, Downpatrick, are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Coalisland’s Denise Campbell, Sarah Campbell, finalist Joey Quinn, Elaine Cardwell and Fiona Rogers
Clare McAloon, Michelle Coulter and Lisa Seeds are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Emma Catling and Stuart McQuitty are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Dani Hibbert, Colleen Magee, and Brooke and Mark Houston from Belfast are pictured supporting finalist Rob Rea at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. Rob ended up winning the Mr Congeniality award
Susie Mulholland and Jenna McLarnon from Belfast are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Emma Coburn, Orla Leech, Debbie Anne Dixon and Stephanie Morrow from Banbridge, are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Jonny Shaw and Tori Saunders are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Mark Henry, Kirk Frame, Brenda Frame and Jason Steele are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Stephanie Morrow, Portadown, Stephen White and Emma Coburn, Banbridge are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman compere Gemma Garrett, Miss Great Britain 08-09.
Zara McMullan, Holly Sloan and Yolanda Porter are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Eamon McCrory, a 25 year old Advertising Sales Account Manager from Belfast has won the title Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman, at a final which took place in the Northern Whig, Belfast last night (Thursday 10 September). Eamon is pictured with Denise Catney, Pepsi Marketing Manager of Britvic NI.
Sean Paul Gilbride, Laura McCauseland and Zara Colhoun are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast (10 September).
Jenny Smith, Joseph McCartney and Aisling McCrory are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Northern Woman's Gabrielle Houston with the Pepsi Boys are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast.
Tadhg Morgan from The Bedlam Ballroom with Burlesque artist Gypsy Charms are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Cherie Gardiner, Emma Catling and Laura Norris are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Christine Hooks, Jenna McCartney, Lauren McCartney and Claire McKnight are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Jennifer McConville, Clare McConville and Karen Redmond are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfas
Christina Healy and Maeve McLoughlin are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast
Margaret Kelly, Sara Girvin Stephanie Houston and are pictured at the final of Pepsi Sexiest Man 2009 in association with Northern Woman. The final took place in Northern Whig, Belfast.
Nicola and Derek Armstrong enjoying the night life in Enniskillen.
Paul Fingleton and Jody McManus enjoying some cocktails in Enniskillen.
Nina Weisser, Simon Fleming and Jackie Arnold taste the night life in Enniskillen.
Getting into the party mood are Ann Elliott and Natasha Elliott.
Julie Duffy and Roisin Murphy enjoying a night on the town in Enniskillen.
Pauline McDonnell and Emma Phillips on their night out in Ennsikillen.
Having a ball in Enniskillen are from left, Amy Maddocks, Glenn Picken, Catherine Hartley and Terry Logan.
Shauntelle Moss, Ryan Ingram and Kaila McManus in the party mood in Enniskillen
James McGrath, Aisling Fee and Barry McGovern enjoying the atmosphere in Enniskillen.
All Ireland champion fiddle player Sean Maguire entertains the folk in Pats bar in Enniskillen with help from his mum Maria Moss.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Appletiser StyleFix NI Tour at Mary's Bar, Magherafelt.
Blaithin Doherty & Eireann Stewart on a nite out at the Metro Bar in Londonderry
Toirease Canning, Ava Sweeney and Rachel Sweeney on a nite out for Ava's 20th birthday at the Metro Bar in Londonderry
Michelle Doherty, Katie Bell and Julie Cregan on a nite out for their friend Ava Sweeney's 20th birthday at the Metro Bar in Londonderry
Charlene Boyle and Martina Coyle on a nite out at the Metro Bar in Londonderry.
Out celebrating as Ashley Wilkinson graduated from the University of Ulster Magee with a degree in Psychology and Karen Hassan celebrates her 22nd birthday at the Metro Bar in Londonderry.
Nadia Duffy and Sarah Quinn on a nite out at the Metro Bar in Londonderry
The Gillispie sisters Danille, Tina and Dawn on a night on the town at the Metro Bar in Londonderry.
David Callaghan, Carol McHugh and Jonny Wells at the launch of the Smirnoff Mule in Belfast
Belfast Telegraph NITELIFE GALLERY - out enjoying an 18th birthday party in Mint in Cookstown
Shauna Scullion and Dean Abbott in Mint, Cookstown
Lathryn Barrett and Caoimhe Jordan getting into the party atmosphere in Mint, Cookstown.
Joan McGuigan, Michelle Robinson and Ciara Parker enjoying the music in Mint, Cookstown.
Donna Carr, Tracey Ford and Laura Ford enjoying the entertainment in Mint, Cookstown
Cousins Meggan and Karen Mallon having a ball in Mint, Cookstown
Enjoying the music in MINT are Justin Hale, Stuart Graham, Darren Stinson and Keith Johnston
Aisling Johnston, Noleen Colton and Alison Kelly having a ball in Mint in Cookstown.
Sara Scullion, Laura Lyons, Carlie Jameson and Louise White at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kelly Anne McKendry and Gemma McCorry at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kevin Hartewebb, Johsnna Boyd and Joe Webb at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Emma Speele, Alison Bryans, Alan Lewis, Sofie Madill, and a friend at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kelly Dixon and Julie Doherty at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Laura Williams, Catherine McKee, Megan McConnell and Thailia at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Tracey Hall and Julie Doherty at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Tracey Hall dancing with a male friend at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
McBurney/Style Academy 18th Birthday - Stirclty Sunday Life Use Only.Tracey Hall's Style Academy celebrated its 18th Birthday last night with a bash at Rain Night Club. Pictured Laura McCausland, Zara Colhoun.Location: Rain Night Club - Toome Street, BelfastPicture date Friday 12th June 2009Pictures by Liam McBurney ©.Copyright Liam McBurney.Liam McBurneyliammcburney@gmail.com +44 7837 68 57 67
Leanne McKeag, Bianca Heyneke and Ana Monroe at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Paula Thompson and Sarah Weir at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Julie Tracey and Shannon Rainey at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
McBurney/Style Academy 18th Birthday - Stirclty Sunday Life Use Only.Tracey Hall's Style Academy celebrated its 18th Birthday last night with a bash at Rain Night Club. Pictured friends Alison Bryans, Sofie Madill.Location: Rain Night Club - Toome Street, BelfastPicture date Friday 12th June 2009Pictures by Liam McBurney ©.Copyright Liam McBurney.Liam McBurneyliammcburney@gmail.com +44 7837 68 57 67
Megan McConnell, Tracey Hall and Melanie Boerham at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Catherine McKee, Laura Williams and Charlene Thompson at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Robert Hegarty, Paula Breslin and John Scullion at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Noel McNally and Faolain Morgan at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Joanne Curran and Windsor Arnold at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Joe Dougan, Lucy Morgan and Anthony Ferris at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Jenny Patterson, Judith Owens, Tim Husbands, Piér Morrow and Zoe McGrory at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Eimear Lewis, Ronan McKenna, Josephine Young and Christine Ferguson at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
AnneMarie Mullan and Remy Ciuba at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
A good nite out at Queens student union
Colleen Coulter, Jenny McCallion and Aoibheann Gillispie-Mules at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Nicola & Sam Murphy at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Debra and Nicola McFall with Liane McReanor at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Shannon O'Neill, Danielle Loughran and Maria McAlea at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Christine McGeery, Christina Lensi, Emma McGarry at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Nicola McGarry, Maria McAlea and Orla McAlister at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Patricia O'Lynn and Orla McAlister at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Seana Hammill and Lauren Mallon at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Carleen Hughes, Rachel McIlveen and Christina Jones at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Clare O'Toole, Sarah-Jane Murphy, Laura Dunlop and Sarah Reel at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Sarah-Jane Murphy and Sam Murphy at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Kira Graham-Sands and Sarah Costello in Bar Seven after the Beyonce concert at the Odyssey
Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Caoimhe Campbell, Lauren Doherty, Meghann McKeever and Hayley Quinnell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Margret Campbell, Francis Doherty, Maureen McKeever and Clare Campbell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Christine and Nollen Bannon at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Seanan Donnelly, Cara Donnelly and Michelle Corry at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Catherine McVeigh, Nadine Quinn and Aislinn Murray at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Louise McClenaghan and Jenny Johnston from Belfast at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Nikki Ward and Stephen Murphy at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Jude Nabney and Julie Doherty at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Natasha Monroe from Belfast and Annaliza Jennings from South Africa enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Michell McKeating from Ardglass with Dominique Shore from Downpatrick enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Ballymena friends Nikeela Fletcher, Kelley McBride, Janine Gaston enjoy the night out at the Stiff Kitten
Taleesha Clarke, Anna Haigh, Laura Edwards from Derry enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Alana McCoaomy and Sineed Robinson from Londonderry enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Kathy Anderson from Moira with her two friends Kelly McCullough from Lurgan and Lauren Davison from Portadown enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Judith MacKay, Zara Williams and Leonie Boyd from Ballyclare enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Niamh McGarrite from Castlewellan and Fiona Lynch from Newcastle enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Crook sisters Becky and Katie from Ballymena enjoy the night out at Stiff Kitten
Joanne McAuley from Belfast enjoys a night out with best friend Karen Willis from Lurgan at the Stiff Kitten
Gig-goers Sarah Grahame and Johnny Ferguson in the Taphouse
Gavin McCullough and Sarah McCreedy at Dante's
Catching up at Ba Mizu are sisters-in-law (from left) Roberta Brownlee, Hazel Somerville, Ruth Wright, Gladys Brownlee, Sharon Brownlee, Diane Brownlee and Rosie Brownlee
Metro Fridays' Sarah and Ryan get an inpromptu pool lesson from Tony Hanna, a Taphouse regular

Pubs in the Republic of Ireland are disappearing in a cloud of smoke -- or the lack of it, a new report has claimed.

'Forest Eireann' (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco), a group representing beleaguered smokers, has claimed that the smoking ban has been the main cause of the downfall of Irish pubs.



Forest spokesperson John Mallon has said that "smokers have no rallying place at all and this group is a small start towards changing that".



"A lot of publicans have told me they have been forced to close up due to business being so bad and that the smoking ban was a huge cause of this.



"Many have said that they didn't declare how bad things were in previous years as they didn't want to de-value their business further," he said.



The third-party firm, CR Consulting, which conducted the report using data from the Revenue Commissioners, found that despite other contributing factors, the demise of Irish pubs had a close statistical relationship to the introduction of the smoking ban in 2004.



The research, which was paid for by the 'Save Our Pubs & Clubs' campaign in Britain, reports an 11 per cent decline in the four years that followed the Irish ban.



Since then more than 1,000 Irish pubs have closed their doors -- including some prominent rural bars.



"I don't believe the smoking ban has a direct relationship to the downturn of business but it has changed people's attitudes to drinking.



"I'm not saying Irish people don't drink as much but they certainly drink differently," said publican Alan Grainger whose family has run Grainger's pub on Dublin's Talbot Street for 50 years.



"It was never a case years ago that people would drink in their homes, bar the odd brandy or hot whiskey for medicinal purposes," he said.



"There's a multitude of reasons why more and more people are staying at home, such as the drink-driving laws, the effects of the recession, competitive pricing in supermarkets as well as the smoking ban. I wouldn't think there is more weight on one issue more than another."



"It hasn't affected me personally as much as it would pubs in the suburbs and in the countryside, where many have taken car-park areas and turned them into smoking areas to keep the trade going.



"I see many places are giving blankets and installing gas heaters -- which was unheard of before the ban."



Speaking of the introduction of the blanket ban in 2004, he said: "Micheal Martin was very gung-ho about the whole thing. He wanted to make a name for himself as the man who stopped smoking in Ireland.



"There was an indication expressed to the Licensed Vintners Association and to publicans at the time that there would be some leeway given, such as areas inside the pubs that could be 'smoking'. That didn't materialise so what resulted was no choice. It was a case of the Government's way or no way."



Forest wants the Government to relax the smoking regulations so "people can light up in a warm and comfortable environment".



According to Mr Mallon, pubs "need smokers. That's a fact that ministers cannot and must not ignore any longer".



He has recently come out in support of the Taoiseach's social ways with regards to his Croke Park smoke break.



"Brian Cowen is just one of a million smokers in Ireland. What happened proves that we need to cater for smokers in public places," he said.



Source Sunday Independent



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