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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Danny O’Reilly is not dating Love/Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity – they’re just friends, says Danny’s mum Mary Black

Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 30/12/2013|07:30

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Singer, Mary Black pictured at The Leopardstown Races yesterday.
Singer, Mary Black pictured at The Leopardstown Races yesterday.

SINGER Mary Black has thrown cold water over rumours her rock star son Danny O'Reilly is loved up with Love/Hate actress Aoibhinn McGinnity.

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The Coronas frontman split with Laura Whitmore last Christmas.

He was first linked to Aoibhinn when they were spotted rocking out at a Haim concert together.

But Mary confirmed that the pair are just pals.

“She's not his girlfriend,” Mary told the Herald.

“They're friends and they were both at a concert, that's all.”

Allegedly, the pair had been on a string of dates and were loved up.

But according to Mary that's simply not the case.

“He is single and enjoying life – as far as I know,” she said.

Mary (58) was speaking at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival yesterday, which finished with a seasonal concert.

And Mary says 2014 will be an eventful year; she will embark on her last-ever international tour and publish her memoirs.

“I'm calling the tour ‘The Last Call' and it will be my final tour abroad,” she said.

“I've been touring for 30 years and all that travelling does take it out of you, so I just |felt it was the right time.”

Mary says while she may be taking a break from the road, she'll always be a songbird.

“I'll never actually stop singing, I'm not ready to give that up yet, but I just don't want to do that hard slog anymore, it's gruelling,” she said.

“I've a grandchild now and another on the way too, so I'd like to pick and choose what I want to do. It's another chapter for me and my family and it's exciting.”

And the singer will also be releasing a book of memoirs, with the help of daughter Rosin. “She’s doing the typing and picks my brains,” she said.

“It's a memoirs but it's very much about the music and the songs and anecdotes.”

 “My daughter Rosin is helping me with it - she's doing the typing and picks my brains which is great.”

The book will be published Transworld and should hit the shelves in October 2014.


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