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One4all, Ireland’s leading gift card company, knows that the perfect present is always personal. To celebrate the launch of its brand-new One4all Digital Gift Card, customisable with imagery, text and video, One4all has enlisted James Kavanagh, Ireland’s favourite social media star, to get up close and personal with one hundred lucky competition winners this Christmas.

If you have ever longed for a social media shout out from James Kavanagh, or a wave of the paw from his feline friend Diana the Sphynx, this could be your opportunity for a wish come true.

One4all and James Kavanagh have today launched a competition* which will give one hundred winners the opportunity to send a loved one, or themselves, a completely unique and personal message from James Kavanagh which can then be gifted alongside the new One4all Digital Gift Card for the ultimate festive surprise.

To enter the competition, visit one4all.ie/james-competition and fill out the competition form with your personal details. The competition closes at midnight on Friday, December 13 2019 and winners will be chosen at random.

James, who is best known and loved for his devotion to Diana, Princess of Wales, his enviable candelabra collection and his enigmatic renditions of Enya’s Orinoco Flow, is one of Ireland’s most prominent influencers, with over 130,000 followers on Instagram alone. In addition to his social media antics, James is a TV presenter and one half of cooking duo Currabinny.

James Kavanagh commented on the new One4all Digital Gift Card competition:

“I was excited to preview the brand new One4all Digital Gift Card recently and I loved being able to send gas video messages to my friends and family alongside their gift. It’s a great way to inject a gift with some personality and I’m encouraging everyone to enter the competition.

“One4all Gift Cards have always been an ideal present in my eyes and now that you can send, customise and spend all on your mobile, everyone in my contact list will be getting a digital gift card from me this Christmas!”

Introducing the One4all Digital Gift Card

The new One4all Digital Gift Card is a world first, offering the same benefits that consumers know and love from the traditional One4all Gift Card while providing more flexibility, security and convenience.  The One4all Digital Gift Card is the only gift card that can be bought, customised, sent and spent from anywhere, at any time, from a computer or smartphone.

Once purchased, the One4all Digital Gift Card can be used immediately with over 8,500 retailers nationwide and online, including retailers such as Tesco, Arnotts, TK Maxx, Penneys, Marks & Spencer, Halfords and many more. Recipients can access their digital gift card via the One4all Gift Card app, which is available to download on any Apple or Android phone.

The One4all Digital Gift Card makes spending gift cards online more secure than ever before. A two-step authentication system has been put in place for users to access funds and there is also a strict security check in place to ensure that a One4all Digital Gift Card cannot be lost.

One4all has partnered with several payment and smart technology providers to make sure the One4all Digital Gift Card can be spent easily: 

  • One4all has partnered with Visa to allow for contactless transactions of the One4all Digital Gift Card above the €30 limit that is in place for other physical debit cards, to a €150 limit for the digital gift card only.
  • For anyone using a One4all Digital Gift Card on Apple devices, the funds on the digital gift card can be spent using Apple Pay.
  • For Android users, One4all has built its own payment system, which can be accessed using the One4all Gift Card mobile app on Android phones.  

Digital Gift Card users will always have access to their card balance as it will be easily accessible through both the One4all mobile app and the One4all website.

To learn more about the One4all Digital Gift Card, visit www.one4alldigital.ie.

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James Kavanagh has nabbed the crown as the Hallo-queen thanks to his unreal costume.

Unveiling himself on Instagram last night, the social media influencer showcased his best costume to date – as he emulated his beloved pet Diana the cat. 

Diana is a sphinx breed of feline, so James drafted in the help of the Dublin Body Paint studio to get Diana's wrinkled, feline look. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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During the week, the influencer uploaded a snap to his Instagram, letting his followers know that he had settled on a costume. 

'Have just finalized my Halloween outfit and I am VIOLENTLY excited. This Sunday I will transform into something I adore,' he wrote. 

Many people guessed his choice of costume correctly, with Diana the Sphinx being a top guess among commenters (along with Princess Diana). 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The hairless cat has her own Instagram page, where she enjoys the attentions of her 11,000 followers. 

Diana, a repeal the 8th activist and pearl choker aficionado, has been a part of James' family since May of this year. 

Diana also uploaded a picture of herself and James, wishing her fans a happy Halloween.  

Al, a black and white Tuxedo breed who also resides with James, has not commented on the lack of costume tribute he received this year. 

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He may be famous for his quirky personality and laugh-out-loud posts on social media, but James Kavanagh is also a real foodie. 

Alongside his boyfriend, William Murray, the social media star is currently working on a cookbook which will be out next year.

Called The Currabinny Cookbook, named after their successful food company, it will be a collection of James and William's most sought-after recipes; from breakfast ideas to sumptuous suppers and sweet treats. 

Before you can get your hands on the book and make his favourite recipes at home, James Kavanagh shared with SHEmazing his food habits, guilty pleasures and pet peeves.

 

The sunset in Athlone is outrageous #AthloneToDaBone

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What is your typical weekday breakfast?

I usually grab whatever is in the fruit bowl and have a Revive Active – so,so good for energy. 

What about lunch?

I’m currently obsessed with Industry's salad boxes – I get one of those almost every day.

They have new salads every day, so you’re never bored. Make sure you get the hummus too – it’s life changing.  

What do you usually have for dinner?

Some sort of pasta or fish and vegetables.

When I’m feeling lazy (which is all the time), I get Cotto pizza or Brother Hubbard via Deliveroo. 

 

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Is it different at the weekend?

Myself and William have more time at the weekend, so we tend to go wild in the kitchen, and pour loads of time and energy into a meal.

William usually goes all out and whips up a cake too. 

Do you snack during the day?

Crisps are my weakness. I’d eat bags and bags of them.

Tayto Cheese & Onion are my fave (at the moment). 

What would be your ideal food day?

For breakfast, I'd have almond milk porridge from The Westbury. 

For lunch, whatever the special is in The Pepper Pot. 

Dinner would be the tasting menu in Chapter One.

Finally, for dessert, I'd have a Cremia ice-cream cone from Japan (the best ice-cream you’ll ever have).

The one food you could have everyday for the rest of your life?

Pasta (all kinds of pasta) 

What is your favourite dessert? 

Our Currabinny Soaked Orange Cake!

 

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What is your favourite meal of the day?

Dinner. It’s always exciting. 

Your favourite restaurants in Dublin/Ireland/the world?

In Dublin, I love Coppinger Row – there’s always such a gorgeous atmosphere there. 

In Ireland (this is SO hard to chose!) maybe Café Paradiso in Cork. Proof that meat is not necessary to make an exquisite meal.   

The best brunch place in Dublin?

Fia in Rathgar. The best eggs in Dublin. 

Do you have any “food pet peeves”?

Raisins; they seem to be in everything and they RUIN everything.

Even people who are fond of a raisin would prefer a plain scone, or to not have them in a curry or couscous.

PLEASE STOP PUTTING RAISINS IN FOOD!!

What food would you not eat for the whole world? 

Coddle – not if you paid me. 

 

Surprise bitch x

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What can we always find in your fridge?

Elderflower cordial. 

You have friends over for dinner, what do you cook for them?

Our halloumi burgers – they always win hearts.

Do you find it hard to eat a healthy diet in a daily basis? 

No, not at all. Good food is plentiful these days, and most cafes and restaurants are pulling up their socks and tweaking menus to suit those after wholesome dishes. 

What is your guilty pleasure?

A cheese toasty. I’d have them every day… 

What is you go-to drink/cocktail in a bar/pub?

Espresso martini or a G&T.

Your favourite place for a drink in Dublin? 

L’Gueuleton. And the barman William is really hot!

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James Kavanagh has a pretty glam life as it is – from his Gucci shoes to his extensive candelabra routine and endless brunching. 

However, the online personality just added celebrity bestie to his repertoire, after he hung out with the one and only Taylor Swift. 

James landed in Phoenix, Arizona to interview Taylor for Xpose.  

 

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 He uploaded this snap of them backstage before her show. 

The pair were sitting on a throne, and frankly, it looks like Taylor is the superfan to James tbh. 

James donned a pair of snake-print trousers to pay homage to Taylor's return with her album Reputation.

 

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Backstage, James gave his followers an inside look at Taylor's quarters, complete with the aforementioned throne and a divine cheese board. 

Taylor took to the stage at the University of Phoenix Stadium last night, after her warm up acts Camila Cabello and Charlie XCX. 

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This week's Late Late Show looks set to be an absolute cracker, with brothers, UFC coach, John and Snapchat star, James Kavanagh, both set to make appearances.

Despite following completely different career paths, the well-known siblings both found fame in their respective fields, and with larger-than-life personalities, viewers are most certainly in for a treat.

 

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Also in studio is Colm 'The Gooch' Cooper, who will be discussing the controversy surrounding his upcoming testimonial dinner, as well as the highlights from his hugely successful football career.

Irish director, Jim Sheridan, will also be on the couch, chatting about his search for the perfect actor to play Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott, in his upcoming project.

Ryan will also sit down to author, Stefanie Preissner, who is back with her new book, Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same?.

Tune in to The Late Late Show this Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

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The pursuit of a full Repeal of the 8th Amendment from our Constitution is one of the most pressing issues facing Irish women today. 

The conversation is ongoing, and while many don Repeal jumpers and march in rallies to have our voices heard loud and proud, it is hugely important that the narrative is woven into our day-to-day conversations too, and that women feel confident to express their opinion on the matter. 

The Hunreal Issues, a platform dedicated to making politics and social issues more accessible to a wider audience, are taking the topic nationwide, and the perfect excuse for having the chats? Well, over brunch of course. 

The platform will be going for Sunday brunch in cities across Ireland, and will be toasting to the reasons why we need to repeal the 8th over eggs Benedict and Aperol Spritz.

The tour will be making stops in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Limerick over the summer. 

Snapchat Superstar James Kavanagh will be on hand to lead the brunch chats, along with comedian Joanne McNally. 

'Abortions are not an impulse buy … they're not a set of skis in the middle aisle in Lidl… we have to be trusted with the autonomy of our own bodies,' said Joanne.

Along the tour, the road show will be joined by podcasters It Galz and Tropical Popical’s very own Andrea Horan.

'Can't wait to go on the road with HunReal,' said James Kavanagh. 'I literally won't rest until the 8th is repealed.

To me, it's mad that we even have to 'work' to get this over the line, but sure this is it.'

'And this is exactly what this tour is about; working with each other to be able to explain to our friends & family why repealing this is so important – for everyone.'

'So if you need to brush up on your 8th knowledge and connect with like-minded repealers, get your ass to one of the stops,' he finished.

Here's the definitive list of all of the pit stops the tour will be taking, so snap up your ticket to your closest location:

  • The The Glasshouse in Galway (2 July);

  • Soho in Cork (23 July);

  • House in Limerick (13 Aug)

  • The Dean in Dublin (27 Aug).

The tour is also aimed at members beauty industry, a decision influenced by the Illinois law that requires all cosmetologists to undergo training to identify signs of domestic violence because of the close relationship most women have with their beautician.

The Hunreal Issues wants to share information, stories and facts on the impact the 8th Amendment has on the women of Ireland, and that's why they have committed to taking their brunch tour far and wide.

'So many women in Ireland have had an abortion, everyone knows someone – a friend, sister, client, hairdresser, aunt- who has had an abortion but has been too afraid to admit to this essential healthcare procedure because of the stigma and shame that have been associated with it for way too long,' said The Hunreal Issues.

'There are also way too many women who have lost control of their medical decisions over their own bodies(!) once they become pregnant with wanted pregnancies too'.

'The hope is that by having these frank and open conversations, women will feel more comfortable shaking off the shackles of shame and proudly call for a full Repeal of the 8th Amendment from our Constitution.'

We're extremely excited for this powerful conversational concept to hit the road, and you can snap up tickets for the Galway show now right here

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