Meet Dubliner Olivia Treacy the new Miss Ireland.

A few days after becoming Miss Ireland Olivia Treacy a 23 year old model from Terenure talks about her win and thoughts on representing Ireland in the Miss World contest. 

From the minute I started, I loved my work. It never really seemed like work to me.

Olivia Treacy believes beauty competitions are anything but degrading to women. 

They've got see what you're going to look like in an evening dress. They've got to see what you're going to look like in swimwear. I don't really think it's degrading. It's just very very practical.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 August 1984. The reporter is Andrew Kelly.

Olivia Treacy finished in the top six in the Miss World contest.