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MISS IRELAND'S FEAR FOR MUM AFTER COLLAPSE; Shock before farewell bash.



Miss Ireland Niamh Redmond told last night of her family's heartache over her sick mother as she prepared to jet off to the Miss World contest in India.

The stunning 19-year-old was getting ready for her farewell bash yesterday when her mum suddenly collapsed.

The family at first thought Orla would have to be rushed to hospital - but their doctor later said she would be able to recover at home if she was confined con·fine  
v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines

v.tr.
1. To keep within bounds; restrict: Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand. See Synonyms at limit.
 to bed.

"She fainted, but she's okay now," said a relieved but visibly shaken Niamh at her party. "Otherwise she would have been here tonight."

Niamh said most of her family had been forced to miss the bash in the Peacock Alley restaurant on Dublin's South William Street William Street may refer to:
  • William Street, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia
  • William Street, Perth in Western Australia
 because of the health scare. Her father was at home in Drimnagh, Dublin, taking care of Orla.

Despite the shock, Niamh still managed to look a million dollars when she unveiled her stunning evening-wear dress last night, created by Irish designer Kathy De Stafford.

"I won't say that `comfortable' was the first word that entered my head when I tried it on," said leggy leggy

said of animals that appear to have legs longer than normal for the species, breed and age.
 Niamh of the sequinned blue number.

The finance student is rated at odds of 5-1 to land the coveted cov·et  
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets

v.tr.
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.

2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
 Miss World title.

But she has still got her feet on the ground as her final exams Noun 1. final exam - an examination administered at the end of an academic term
final examination, final

exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of
 loom loom, frame or machine used for weaving; there is evidence that the loom has been in use since 4400 B.C.

Modern looms are of two types, those with a shuttle (the part that carries the weft through the shed) and those without; the latter draw the weft from a
 at Maynooth University next year.

Whether she sits them or not depends on how busy she is between now and Christmas working as Miss Ireland.

Or, hopefully, as Miss World.
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Author:Taylor, Richie
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 29, 1996
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