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Home-bird Una back for girly night

SHE enjoys a plush celebrity lifestyle, but pop star Una Foden is a home bird at heart.

The mother of one flew back to her native Tipperary to spend the weekend with family and friends for Easter.

The 32-year-old Saturdays star, who took a break from her busy schedule for the visit, brought toddler Aoife Belle along with her for the stay.

And although it was mostly a family weekend, Una made sure to have a girly night out with her childhood friends.

She posted a picture on her Twitter page of herself and her pals sipping cocktails (inset) in a local bar in Thurles.

The singer, who is married to English rugby player Ben Foden, shot to fame in 2008 with the popular girl group The Saturdays. While she's still close to her bandmates, she has said she would also love to try life as a solo artist.

"I've lots of writing sessions lined up with some really good people. I really want to get back into that because I used to do loads of writing before the band," she said.