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Nicky and Georgina were at the National Maternity Hospital Foundation coffee morning at Holles Street to celebrate World Prematurity Day on Friday 17th November 2017. I’ve added two pictures from this event to the gallery.

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Nicky Byrne addresses Westlife reunion rumours

Nicky Byrne has set the record straight on those Westlife reunion rumours.

There was speculation recently that the band were getting back together, so EVOKE.ie sat down with Nicky to get the inside scoop.

Firstly, it appears that there are no immediate plans for Nicky to rejoin Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan on stage.

‘There is no truth in it! The thing about it is the four of us haven’t been in a room together since Jodi’s [Kian’s wife] mum’s funeral,’ he said.

‘That was the last time we spoke properly as a band, if you want to call it that.’

But there was some good news for fans of the boyband as Nicky was enthusiastic about the idea of the boys getting back together at some point.

‘I’d love to do a Westlife reunion as I hope would the other lads,’ the 2FM presenter said.

‘I wouldn’t love to do it now as I’ve got so much going on and I’m sure the other boys are the same.

‘So until we sit in a room and say what to you want to do? We don’t have a record deal but I’ve already heard labels that are interested.’

‘But we have discuss what kind of music we want to make. A big Westlife ballad, where does that sit with the current songs on radio? Where do we fit?

‘Not that we can’t fit, you look at Take That, they come out with great songs. That’s what I feel we would need to do.

‘I’d love to see all the fans again. I’d need to consider what would happen to the radio, can I take a sabbatical.’

‘I don’t know if we know when the right time for a reunion would be,’ the Dancing with the Stars host admitted.

‘I’d love to put a DVD on of a Westlife show with the four of us and have a few beers and laugh in a good way or what it used to be like!’

Nicky was chatting to us at the National Maternity Hospital Foundation coffee morning at Holles Street to celebrate World Prematurity Day on Friday 17th November 2017 supported by WaterWipes.

Drogheda based Irish Company WaterWipes has produced special “donate packs” for Prematurity Awareness Month. For every 60 pack sold, WaterWipes will donate 50c to the NMH Foundation and this will add to the total donation of €40,000 WaterWipes will make this year.

Source: evoke.ie

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Singer Nicky Byrne shares heartbreaking story of birth of premature twins

Singer Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina have opened up to EVOKE.ie about the birth of their premature twins ten years ago.

The couple welcomed fraternal twins Jay and Rocco in April 2007.

‘Ten and half years ago our world was thrown into chaos,’ he said. ‘Georgina was pregnant with twins and I was on a tour at the time.’

‘We’d just finished the European and UK legs of it and we were about to do a long run in the old Point Depot.

‘Georgina had two months plus to go on her pregnancy and she went in [to Holles St] for observation and they showed us around Unit 8. And we just thought they were giving us a tour.’

‘Georgina called me about 6am that morning and said “I’m in labour” and the twins were born about 9 that morning.’

But they were born 8 weeks and 2 days premature. They were in Unit 8, which is ICU.

‘They were in incubators. There was nothing we could do, Georgina was in recovery, the show must go on.

‘So I went and did the gig and that was our life then for six weeks, in and out.’

‘Nothing prepares you for that. We were both brokenhearted. Georgina would go home and express and then we’d bring the milk in and feed the boys.

‘They were weighed every night and they can’t really leave the hospital until they are over five pounds so Rocco was 2 pound 13 when he was born and Jay was 3 pound 11.

‘I think they were four or five weeks in hospital and we got Jay home first. And then a week later we got a phonecall to say Rocco was ready.

‘We went in together to get him and I got done for speeding on the way in!’

‘It was an amazingly tough time. When I was in there I met parents from all over the country who had nowhere to stay and slept in cars.

The boys are great now. They didn’t have any problems thankfully. They put on weight very quickly.’

Nicky was at the National Maternity Hospital Foundation coffee morning at Holles Street to celebrate World Prematurity Day on Friday 17th November 2017 and World Prematurity Month all November, supported by WaterWipes.

Drogheda based Irish Company WaterWipes has produced special “donate packs” for Prematurity Awareness Month.

For every 60 pack sold, WaterWipes will donate 50c to the NMH Foundation and this will add to the total donation of €40,000 WaterWipes will make this year.

Source: evoke.ie

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Nicky & Georgina Attend World Prematurity Day Coffee Morning

Nicky and Georgina attended the World Prematurity Day Coffee Morning, on this year’s World Prematurity Day. Like I shared yesterday, if you want to help, you can make a donation by visiting the NMH Foundation Official Website or by texting Unite 8 to 50300 (costs 4€).


World Prematurity Day Text Unit 8 to 50300 to Donate €4 to NMH foundation .

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This cause is very important to them because, as you know, Rocco and Jay were born almost 2 months before their due date in 2007, weighting just 1.28kg and 1.64kg. Nicky talked about his experience on yesterday’s Nicky Byrne Show, saying:

“It’s something close to my heart. Rocco and Jay were born eight weeks and two days early so they spent the first four or five weeks of their lives in incubators in Holles Street.”

He also added that big improvements have been made when it comes to essentials like nappies and clothes for premature babies since his own children were born.

“Anyone who has been in that position will know all about CPAP (breathing support) and kangaroo care and all the words you don’t even think you care about until you’re thrown into it. It’s a lot better nowadays. Even in the 10 years since Rocco and Jay being born. I remember when they were born and were in incubators, you couldn’t by clothes that small. Some people had to buy dolls clothes.”


Source: Irish Mirror

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16.11.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

Gemma Stafford from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking on YouTube, stopped by The Nicky Byrne Show studio to chat about World Prematurity Day (November 17th) and how important it is. You can make a donation by visiting the NMH Foundation Official Website or by texting Unite 8 to 50300 (costs 4€).



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14.11.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

It was Irish Day on RTÉ 2fm, as special guests gave their thoughts on the big match, taking place at the Aviva Stadium tonight. Fingers crossed for Rep. of Ireland’s win!

Listen back to Nicky and Jenny’s interview with Soccer legend, Jason McAteer and Ian Brunswick from the Science Gallery at Trinity College.



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Rest In Peace, Keano

Nicky tweeted the very sad news that his dog, Keano, passed away today. I know exactly what he is going though, and loosing a pet is the hardest thing. I would like to wish Nicky and his family the very best. I’m sure Keano had the best life with them and he was the happiest. My thoughts are with them all. 😔


Goodbye KEANO. 15yrs and 5weeks old. What a Dog. Rest easy pal ❤️X😢

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13.11.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

Who doesn’t love a bit of Nicky and Jenny on a Monday! Here are some of the highlights from this morning’s show:



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Nicky MC’s St. Sylvesters’ Gala Ball

Nicky had a busy Saturday afternoon as he MC’ed the St. Sylvesters’ Gala Ball. He posted a couple of pictures on his Instagram account, where he looked stunning alongside Georgina and a few family members.


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10.11.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

Fridays are not complete without our live video of Nicky and Jenny taking the Weekly Quiz. Watch the video to find out who was this time’s winner.

P.S. Gotta love how passionate Nicky is about football, and how Jenny… Is…Not… 😂