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Me and Danny have a good old laugh at romance rumours

LOVE/HATE star Aoibhinn McGinnity has insisted she's single despite being linked to some very eligible bachelors.

But the actress said that she does enjoy having a laugh with pal, Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly, about rumours that they are an item.

The 28-year-old was seen cosying up to the singer and ex-boyfriend of MTV presenter Laura Whitmore at a gig recently. But the Monaghan native has said the pair are just friends and described reports suggesting otherwise as "weird and funny."

"I think its kind of funny when you hear that stuff about yourself," Aoibhinn told the Herald.


Despite reports that they had enjoyed secret dates and attended a wedding together, Aoibhinn insisted: "We're friends and that's it. It's gas, we just laugh it off."

The petite brunette, who said she prefers to keep her love life private, has kept any romance under wraps since she landed a role on the hit show, now in its fifth season.

The actress is currently filming for the new season of Love/Hate, where she plays the wife of gang kingpin Nidge.

The actress was snapped filming scenes dressed in a colourful outfit last week.

The Love/Hate cast, who kicked off filming in the capital last week, have attracted plenty of attention from fans who want a photo.

But Aoibhinn said that none of the cast mind the extra attention and she understands the hysteria around the drama.

"Sometimes it can be quite funny with fans – the last day it was mad. But it's lovely, they just want to see the characters come together," added the actress.

Aoibhinn has also found time to celebrate the 30th birthday of friend Charlene McKenna.

London-based Charlene hails from the same area in Monaghan and thne pair went to school together.