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Old friend Keith Duffy says Ronan's in love and staying in the UK

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

Published 05/12/2012 | 05:00

Keith Duffy,Lisa Duffy and Jordan Duffy pictured at Keith Duffy's Annual Masquerade Ball in aid of Irish Autism Action and Saplings School held at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Enniskerry,WicklowPIX BRIAN MCEVOYno repro fee for one use Keith Duffy's 6th Masquerade Ball Raises over 100,000 For Irish Autism Action and Saplings School Rathfarnham Sunday, December 2nd 2012: Keith Duffy's 6th Masquerade Ball which took place in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Powerscourt last night was an amazing success with over 100,000 raised for Irish Autism Action and Saplings School Rathfarnham. The event, which was MC'd by Grainne Seoige was buzzing with over 400 people attending including well known faces such as Keith Duffy his wife Lisa and son Jay, Rosanna Davison, Glenda Gilson, Matt Cooper, Caroline Downey, Norah Casey, Morah Ryan Margaret Nelson and Mae Frisby.Guests enjoyed the magic of Christmas at the beautifully decorated Ritz Carlton Hotel. Entertainment included Jack L, who had just completed his sold out tour and who performed his brand new show "27", the hilarious Mario Rosenstock and the magnificent voices of Eilis Kennedy and Patricia Scanlon better known as Lumiere. The auction was performed by David Byrne from Merlin Auctions. The Event Management of the evening was kindly sponsored by MCI Ovation Dublin. IAA would also like to thank BPI Telecom, Xtra-vision, Marks & Spencer, The Ritz-Carlton and The SQ Foundation for their generous donations towards the event.Keith Duffy said " I am absolutely delighted with the success of the ball last night, in these difficult times to raise this amount of money is incredible. The funds raised will help to provide children and parents affected by autism with the support they truly deserve," he said.For more information please contact: Valerie Keating Director GK Events and PR Mobile: +353 87 2464406
National News and PicturesDate: 1.12.2012PH: Jack TaylorPictured: Ronan Keatng (left) and partner Storm Uechtritz (right)Caption: The annual Emeralds and Ivy Ball takes place tonight at Supernova in Embankment Gardens, London. The ball, in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation, is hosted by Ronan Keating and Christine Bleakley.

KEITH Duffy has revealed that his Boyzone bandmate Ronan Keating will remain based in England for the next three months before embarking on a UK tour.

Keating (35) returned from Australia with new girlfriend, TV producer Storm Uechtritz, pictured, in recent weeks.

The couple appeared on the red carpet at last weekend's Emeralds and Ivy charity ball in London.

Duffy spent time with the couple last month when he visited Australia to guest on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Here' and found them very much in love.

"I'm delighted for both of them. The break-up Ronan had would be would be tough for anyone, but if you're in the public eye it's particularly horrible.

"Your heart is broken and you have to read about it every day," said Duffy who plans on working with Keating again next year on an album and tour celebrating Boyzone's 20th anniversary.

But yesterday the 'Coronation Street' star was in a Fossett's Circus big top to promote a fundraiser.

They will donate €1 from every ticket sold for their four-week run at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham to charity Irish Autism Action.

Irish Independent

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