Friday 19 December 2014

It's official! Mairead Farrell engaged to businessman beau Louis Ronan

Published 18/08/2014 | 08:39

Mairead and fiance Louis Ronan
Mairead and fiance Louis Ronan
Mairead Farrell & son Dara Fitzpatrick
Mairead Farrell pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

Today FM presenter Mairead Farrell is engaged to her businessman boyfriend Louis Ronan.

It's a big day for Mairead as she also announced she'll be moving from her on-air role with The Ray D'Arcy Show to a Producer on The Ian Dempsey Show.

Mairead Farrell & son Dara Fitzpatrick
Mairead Farrell & son Dara Fitzpatrick

She and Louis, who are fiercely private when it comes to their relationship, are celebrating the beginning of their future together.

Mairead previously expressed her desire to give her six-year-old son Dara, from her previous marriage, some little brother and sisters.

Mairead Farrell pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Mairead Farrell pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

"I'm engaged," she told the Ray D'Arcy Show this morning. "Louis asked me to marry him almost two weeks ago on holidays. I would have blabbed to the world - but Louis is the sensible one!

"He said let's just tell our families and put the phones away."

The couple were joined by Mairead's son for the romantic gesture, who will be fulfilling a very important role on their big day - double best man for both the bride and groom.

"Dara was with us as well, which was fantastic," she added.

"He is best man for both of us. His first question was ,'How much do you get paid to be best man?'

Louis and Mairead have been dating since 2011.

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