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Spice Girls reunite on stage in Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his sister Sonia Varadkar arrive at Croke Park stadium in Dublin for The Spice Girls World Tour. Picture by Tom Honan/PA Wire
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THE Spice Girls, one of the biggest bands of the 1990s, reunited on stage in Dublin last night.

For the first time in seven years, the group launched their highly-anticipated comeback concert at Croke Park.

Thousands of fans packed into the iconic stadium to see four of the original line-up - Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton - return to the stage for the Spice World Tour.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his sister Sonia Varadkar were among the crowds who gathered to see the group in Dublin last night.

Victoria Beckham has not joined her fellow bandmates on the tour, which will see them perform at several venues across the UK in coming weeks.

Original plans for the tour involved six dates, but this was later extended to 13 due to demand.

Last night's gig was the first time the group has performed since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.

Speaking ahead of the concert, Bunton told Heart Breakfast: "It's so much fun, being back on stage with the girls. Literally, we giggle to ourselves and of course we make mistakes in the dress rehearsals."

And she said: "I've remembered all the words and I'm just getting to grips with the choreography, so I think we're there."

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