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Sinead O'Connor proves romance is still alive as she gifts student busker trip abroad to see girlfriend

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Sinead O'Connor on stage

Sinead O'Connor on stage

Sinead O'Connor on stage

Nothing compares to romance for Sinead O'Connor.

The iconic singer revealed she gifted a busker on Grafton Street airfare to see his girlfriend of two years, who lives in London.

She shared the story in a recent blog post on her website, explaining why she decided to set him up with the €140 airfare.

"I went walking down sunny Grafton Street on the left hand side, from Stephen’s Green direction toward Trinity College, to meet my baby girl," she began.

"Right outside Bewley’s there sat a boy with a guitar. About 19 or 20...and standing therein, a red frame, housing a photo of himself with his arms around a beautiful young lady."

Sinead said she grilled the singer on his relationship and why he needed the money so urgently.

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Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor

"There is a girl. And yes, he does love her.  She makes a light come on within him, no matter what.

"I quiz him like I’m Jeremy f***ing Paxman for about ten minutes and finally I say, 'So how do I know if I give you this 140 quid I happen to have in my purse here, you won’t go taking drugs or some other bullsh*t with it?'

"He answers 'Why would you want to do that? Why would you want to give me the money?' I say, 'Cus I’m a very romantic person'.

She elaborated more on the exchange, in which she eventually decided to give him the money for a Ryanair flight to London later that day.

"But more’s to the point…. ROMANCE ISN’T DEAD!!! Its not!!!!!!!!  Even kids know its not.

"And even if he hasn’t a girl at all, he knows people are full of romance and he knew romance would make people stop."

The 47-year-old said he then emailed her on a screen grab of his ticket to prove his honest intentions, which she then shared on her website.

"I’m almost as happy as if it were me going to see my girlfriend, only I don’t have a girlfriend," she concluded.

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