Laura Patterson, who has been crowned Miss Ireland 2009
Miss Ireland World 2009
A 19-year-old Londonderry woman has been crowned the new Miss Ireland.
Laura Patterson beat 31 competitors to win the pageant at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoighaire, County Dublin, on Saturday night.
The student and part-time model will now represent Ireland in the Miss World 2009 finals in South Africa later this year.
Laura is a law and accountancy student at the University of Ulster's Magee campus in Derry. She is a former Miss Teen Ireland winner.