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Path to reconciliation

May 20: The announcement is made that Ronan and his wife Yvonne have split after 12 years of marriage, resulting in widespread shock. A sombre-looking Ronan is pictured wearing dark sunglasses at the family home in Malahide.

May 21: Newspaper reports link Ronan's name to a dancer. Meanwhile, Yvonne is pictured checking on the progress of the construction of her and Ronan's new house, which is also located in Malahide.

May 22: Ronan insists to pals that he wants to save his marriage. A stylish-looking Yvonne is pictured putting on a brave face in the midst of huge media interest, wearing denim with a green top and a black jacket. She even manages a smile.

May 25: Ronan spends the day on the golf course at the K Club with his children. He later arrives back to the plush family home in Malahide.

May 26: The first picture emerges of Ronan and Yvonne together since news of their split. They are in a car together.

May 28: The singer makes daily trips home to be there for his children, arriving on his motorbike on this particular occasion.

June 4: Ronan jets out of Dublin Airport for a family holiday in France with the children -- but Yvonne is not with them.

June 11: It emerges the couple both attended the wedding of close friends Cecelia Ahern and David Keoghan.

June 22: Ronan jets off to Australia to be a judge on their version of the X Factor, and it is revealed that there are plans in place for Yvonne and the kids to join him there.

July 3: Pictures emerge of the couple enjoying a family visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The trip Down Under is being regarded as a good sign by the couple's friends.

July 30: Ronan gives the first indication to the Australian media that his marriage is back on track. "We've been left to our own devices, but we are now a happy family. It's all good, thank God."