The new Miss World, Rosanna Davison, arrived at Dublin Airport today and was welcomed home by her family and the Lord Mayor Royston Brady.

A civic reception was then held in her honour at the Mansion House in Dublin.

The 19-year-old will meet President McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin tomorrow morning and will appear on The Late Late Show tomorrow night.

Speaking shortly after arriving in Dublin Airport, Ms Davison said that she had never expected to win the competition.