Friday 15 December 2017

Yvonne Keating: 'Life is good, we're focusing on the children'

Attending the annual CARI summer lunch and fashion show at the Shelbourne Hotel were (from left) Jane Given, wife of
Ireland International Shay Given, Yvonne Keating and Georgina Byrne.
Attending the annual CARI summer lunch and fashion show at the Shelbourne Hotel were (from left) Jane Given, wife of Ireland International Shay Given, Yvonne Keating and Georgina Byrne.
Attending the annual CARI summer lunch and fashion show at the Shelbourne Hotel were (from left) Jane Given, wife of Ireland International Shay Given, Yvonne Keating, Georgina Byrne, Cecelia Ahern and Miriam Ahern.
Ronan Keating: confirmed the end of his marriage

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

YVONNE KEATING has insisted she is in "great form" as she comes to terms with the break-up of her marriage to singer, Ronan.

The former model was among a star-studded crowd yesterday as Miriam Ahern hosted her charity fashion show at Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel.

The mother of three said she was there to support "a great cause" and was remaining upbeat.

"I'm in great form, the kids are well and I'm keeping busy. I may be heading to Portugal in the summer," she said.

Rescue

The showbiz couple had tried to rescue their marriage after an alleged affair between the singer and a dancer in 2010.

But they confirmed last month they were splitting up after 14 years of marriage.

Wearing a stunning Victoria Beckham dress, Ms Keating said, "every mother has to be strong for her kids" when asked about the fallout from the separation.

And she confirmed she had received messages of support "with lots of people out there rooting for us".

Sitting a table away, Ronan Keating's sister Linda also attended the lunch as she prepares to run the Mini Marathon in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, the charity set up after the death of her mother Marie from breast cancer in February 1998. Yesterday's event, which saw over 350 ladies paying €100-a head, was raising money for Children at Risk in Ireland (CARI).

The charity provides professional child therapy and counselling services to children and families who have been affected by child sexual abuse, and Mrs Ahern has been a supporter for a number years.

She was joined by her daughters, Georgina and Cecelia.

However, the ex-wife of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern declined to comment on the findings of the Mahon Tribunal.

"I really do not want to discuss anything like that today because this is about CARI and not about anything else," she told the Irish Independent.

Mrs Ahern was joined by her partner, restaurateur Terry McCoy from Skerries, with the event marking the 10th anniversary of her hosting.

Irish Independent

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