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I might be selling up, but I won't leave Malahide, says Yvonne

SHE'S starting a new chapter by selling the family home, but Yvonne Keating has insisted she will remain a Malahide resident.

The 40-year-old and her former husband, Boyzone singer Ronan Keating, put their palatial north Dublin home on the market in January for €2.5m.

The family mansion in the Abington estate was built by the pair after they bought the site seven years ago.

Mother-of-three Yvonne told the Herald she'd decided to remain in the Malahide area with her children Jack, Missy and Ali.

She also revealed she was looking forward to the challenge of finding a new home to make her own.

"I'm looking for another place in Malahide – the kids would kill me if we moved anywhere else," she said.

"In actual fact, I want to stay in Malahide too because I've been there for 12 years.

"You invest time into putting your roots down, the community and all that, and I love it too, so we'll stay."

Yvonne told how she was thrilled her boyfriend, cameraman John Conroy, had been shortlisted for a BAFTA award for his work on BBC crime drama Luther.

"I always say I won't talk about him, but it's not every day you get nominated for a BAFTA," she added.

The ceremony takes place on April 27 in London and Yvonne is hoping for an invite.

"I'll go if I'm invited – I hope so," she added.

"If not, there will be trouble," she laughed.

The lovebirds met on the set of teenage actress Missy's first film Dark Touch in 2012.

They got to spend more time together on the set of The Sea, another project Missy and John both worked on.


The Sea has also been given the nod for a gong at this year's IFTA awards next week.

Yvonne will play Missy's date on the evening.