Thursday 23 February 2017

RTE star Claire Byrne says she's too busy to plan a wedding to fiancé Gerry

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Claire Byrne and partner Gerry Scollan
Claire Byrne and partner Gerry Scollan
Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne in 2012
Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne last summer
Claire Byrne

RTE presenter Claire Byrne says she is too busy to plan a wedding to her fiancé Gerry Scollan.

The popular current affairs host (39) has been engaged to IT consultant Gerry since 2013 and they have two children together.

She will return to our screens tonight with Claire Byrne Live and said that her plans for a wedding often get "put on the long finger" raising two babies under two.

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Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne in 2012
Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne in 2012

"Every couple of months, we talk about it and say we'll do it in the next 12 months," she told the Irish Sun.

"We just haven't set a date yet. We'll do it, but with babies and full-time work, it gets put on the long finger."

Claire also said that there can be unbalance when questioning her and her partner's role in raising their children, saying he doesn't get asked "how he does it".

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Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne last summer
Gerry Scollan and Claire Byrne last summer

"My fiancé Gerry doesn't ever get asked how he does it," she added.

"His thoughts are never published in a newspaper. He helps out as much as I do and he works full-time.

"Sometimes, there's an overemphasis on my role as opposed to his."

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