Tuesday 21 October 2014

Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy to spend Valentine's Day apart

Published 09/02/2014 | 12:52

The couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The glamorous pair attended the VIP Style Awards 2012 in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, earlier this year. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The glamorous pair attended the VIP Style Awards 2012 in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, earlier this year. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The couple are pictured here at the Miss Ireland 2008 finals at Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin. Earlier this year, Gerald bought Lisa a sports car and invited 160 friends and family to celebrate her 40th birthday. (Vey.Important.Pictures./Vey.Important.Pictures.)
The couple are pictured here at the Miss Ireland 2008 finals at Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin. Earlier this year, Gerald bought Lisa a sports car and invited 160 friends and family to celebrate her 40th birthday. (Vey.Important.Pictures./Vey.Important.Pictures.)

Solicitor explains that his 'darling Lisa' will be in Dubai on work related matters for cosmetic surgery group.

Sadly, Ireland's most talked about – and talkative – solicitor will be bereft on Friday, as his beloved will be away on business.

"My darling Lisa," Kean told me, referring to his wife-to-be Ms Murphy, "is in Dubai for the week on a work-related matter for The Hospital Group." He added that he will going to Cork on Valentine's Day to be a guest speaker at his rugby club, Cork Constitution, before the big league game against their neighbours Dolphin.

When I asked whether there was any news of a date for that other big local derby in Cork – his long awaited nuptials to Ms Murphy – he answered no but they'll "decide shortly".

When I asked Mr Kean whether the nation could draw any conclusions from this apparent indecision about what will surely be the wedding of the year, he replied: "No. It's going to happen."

Gerald – who was in Shanahans On The Green last Friday with Harry Beauchamp, a consultant in Blackrock Clinic and a longtime friend who helped Kean when he was sick last summer – is a man of his word. And I'll hold him to it.

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