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Niall Breslin has found himself back at home during lockdown Photo: Mark Condren

Niall Breslin has found himself back at home during lockdown Photo: Mark Condren

Bressie has completed a masters in mindfulness intervention. Photo: Mark Condren

Bressie has completed a masters in mindfulness intervention. Photo: Mark Condren

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Niall Breslin has found himself back at home during lockdown Photo: Mark Condren

Round about now, Niall Breslin should be putting the finishing touches to his first home, bought back in February. Instead, he has found himself back in his boyhood bedroom in Mullingar.

"Rule number one of a pandemic, don't attempt to buy your first property," he laughs, revealing that he has spent much of the last few months living with his cocooning mum and dad.

"I have this vision of me in my mid-40s still being here," he says. "Initially, my mum thought it was great [having me back], but she totally underestimated how much I eat.