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TV3's Aisling O'Loughlin: I'm taking unpaid leave to be with my children

Published 09/07/2015 | 12:07

Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick

TV3 Xpose presenter Aisling O'Loughlin has revealed that she is taking a month off from the station to focus on her family life.

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The 37-year-old presenter also said she will use the time off to reflect on her career goals.

Aisling O'Loughlin ath the 2015 VIP Style Awards
Aisling O'Loughlin ath the 2015 VIP Style Awards

"You can burn yourself out," the mum-of-two admitted.

Having juggled her high powered job and her family life all year, the Clare born host will take four weeks off in August.

"It's intense," she confessed. "The whole motherhood and working thing. People are always like, 'Can you balance it?' Well the answer is, 'No, I cannot balance it.' I don't balance it well at all," she told The Irish Daily Mail.

"I'm taking unpaid time off," she revealed. "Using my parental leave, and I'm lucky the company offers that. I've got really flexible bosses who are great and look after me," she added.

Aisling O’Loughlin pictured at luxury designer Lya Solis’s pre autumn / winter 2015 fashion show, which took place on Wednesday, 24th June in the beautiful surrounds of the Banking Hall in the Westin hotel – the show was hosted by television presenter Kathryn Thomas. Photo: Anthony Woods.
Aisling O’Loughlin pictured at luxury designer Lya Solis’s pre autumn / winter 2015 fashion show, which took place on Wednesday, 24th June in the beautiful surrounds of the Banking Hall in the Westin hotel – the show was hosted by television presenter Kathryn Thomas. Photo: Anthony Woods.

Aisling was originally intending to leave Xposé to host a new programme titled 'Life' alongside Sybil Mulcahy and Michael Ryan.

However, it appears that the show has been scrapped by TV3.

Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon and Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon and Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

"I'm hoping to sit still long enough to think about what I want to do next," Aisling said. "Xposé is a great show and it suits me as a mom in that the hours are flexible."

Nicholas MacInnes and partner Aisling O'Loughlin
Nicholas MacInnes and partner Aisling O'Loughlin

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