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Liam Ryan Hundreds crowd around Brown Thomas on Grafton Street, where it was rumoured that Justin Bieber was shopping there last night.
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Dublin gripped by Bieber Fever as pop star goes shopping
Grafton Street crawled to a virtual standstill as hundreds followed rumours that the 17-year-old singer was out shopping.

DUBLIN’S CITY CENTRE ground to a virtual halt last night as the southside streets overflowed with hundreds of teenagers hoping to catch a glimpse of pop überstar Justin Bieber.

The 17-year-old Canadian arrived in Ireland over the weekend, ahead of two sold-out shows at Dublin’s O2 Arena tonight and tomorrow night – and rumours had suggested that the teen was shopping on Grafton Street yesterday evening, causing throngs of screaming teens to converge on the pedestrianised street.

Various rumours suggested that Bieber was shopping at Brown Thomas, Tommy Hilfiger, or (bizarrely) Accessorize – eventually leading the street to end up virtually impassable with thousands hoping to meet the extraordinarily popular singer.

Photo: @cullenneil on Twitter

Other crowds surrounded the Morrison Hotel on the northside quays, where the singer is thought to be staying – apparently shunning the usual and more predictable five-star haunts favoured by the usual touring celebrities.

Ultimately, however, fans were left disappointed – with no public sign of the pint-sized pop star ahead of his two sold-out appearances.

He did, however, post a tweet to show just how intense his Irish following had been: