Saoirse Ronan pulls out of Brooklyn premiere
Saoirse Ronan won't be making an appearance on the red carpet tonight (Wednesday) in Enniscorthy at the Wexford première of Brooklyn.
Ronan's attendance had been flagged at the première since news broke that the town had secured the screenings but on Tuesday evening it was announced that she couldn't attend the highly anticipated première.
Colm Toibín, the Enniscorthy author of the book on which the film is based will be there as well cast members Eve Macklin and Wexford's Gary Lydon.
Excitement has been building in Enniscorthy for weeks and such was demand for tickets for the première that a second screening will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel. The main ballroom of the hotel is currently being transformed into a cinema theatre complete with tiered seating for the screenings.
In an email to the press it was announced that 'Saoirse unfortunately cannot attend now'.
Enniscorthy District Manager Padraig O'Gorman said Ms. Ronan, who is tipped as a possible Oscar contender, has commitments in American which prevented her from attending the première.
'Unfortunately Saoirse can't come this evening. Her film company, Lionsgate, re-arranged her schedule and she's now on a promotional tour of America and flew there at the weekend. But tonight is about one man really - our finest son Colm Toibín and we are really looking forward to honouring him.'