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Tara's fond of 'flirty' Daithi but insists they're just friends

THEY'VE set tongues wagging with their close friendship in recent months -- but socialite Tara Sinnott is adamant that she and ladies' man Daithi O Se are not an item.

The Red Carpet Agency boss, who has been spotted looking cosy with the Rose of Tralee presenter since he returned from his two-month stint in the US last month, insists that she and Daithi are merely close friends.

Tara, who recently split with English actor Stuart Manning, admits she is extremely fond of Daithi, but says a romance would never work for them given that Daithi is based in Galway.

She puts speculation that they have become romantically involved down to the Kerryman's flirty manner.

"Daithi's great and we've been friends for the past few years," she told the Diary.

"But we're honestly not involved in any way.

"He's a big flirt and I have great time for him but there's definitely nothing going on.

"I met him at Today FM last week when I was there with Caprice and we had a bit of catch-up and a chat but that's the last time I saw him.

"I was talking to him on the phone yesterday and he's heading off to the States again next week for another week. It's hard to keep up with him," she laughed.

Tara, the daughter of the former owner of the Olympia Theatre, Gerry Sinnott, went on to explain how she is very much single right now and hasn't had anyone else catch her eye since her break-up with Hollyoaks actor Manning.

The Dublin beauty admits she's been finding it impossible to find a lasting relationship in Dublin and is hoping she'll have better luck when she makes the move to LA later this year.

"I think it gets harder and harder to find an eligible man in Ireland the older you get," she said. "There are so many gorgeous girls here and not nearly enough single men. I am still planning to move to LA so we'll see what happens there."

Tara, who had planned to move to Hollywood towards the end of the summer, said she is now looking at leaving Dublin at the end of the year.

The high-profile beauty said she had to postpone plans after the buyer for her agency backed out.

"Unfortunately the person I had hoped would be taking over from me can't afford to go ahead with it now so the search begins again," she said.