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