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Pictures: celebrating World Prematurity Day

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

Categories Appearances Charity Football News Updates

Nicky To Take Part in Charity Football Tournament

** UPDATE: NICKY WILL NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT **


Vincent Whelan is organising an indoor football tournament to raise funds for Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to highlight youth mental health and suicide. The event is set to take place on Sunday, August 27th at 10am at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

Vincent told InTallaght: “So as we get closer we have confirmed a Free Style football team by Street Soccer Ireland, a Bohs legends team captained by Celtic legend Paul Byrne, Irish musicians including The Coronas and special guests, a team of celebs, a team of former League of Ireland professionals and some Shamrock Rovers management and coaches. I want to be able to help anyway possible with the prevention of suicide. Football is a great way of bringing people together and with having so many high profile people in attendance on the day of the event it shows we all want to help and reach out to people who need reaching out to.”

Nicky will be one of the artists participating, as well Irish star Stephanie Roche, Dessie and Richie Baker, League of Ireland players Killian Brennan and Jay Byrne plus Richie Kiely, Paddy Holahan and Brian Ormond.

  • Tickets cost €5 and they can be purchased by clicking here.
  • Vincent will also be at The Square in Tallaght on Friday, August 18th, near the entrance to the cinema selling tickets to the event.
  • A limited number of tickets will be available on August 27th at the entrance to the Basketball Arena.
  • Source: InTallaght.

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    Nicky To Present “One Love Manchester” on RTÉ 2fm This Sunday



    It’s been announced that RTÉ2fm are partnering up with the European Broadcasting Union and The BBC to bring us Ariana Grande’s “One Love” Benefit Concert, live Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Nicky will be presenting the whole event from Dublin on RTÉ 2fm this Sunday, June 4th at 6:00PM IRE time.

    The Benefit concert brings together some of the biggest pop stars in the world, including: Take That, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams and Little Mix; where everything raised will be going to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund. The event comes less than two weeks after 22 people died and 116 were injured in a suicide bombing after Grande’s concert at the city’s arena.


    You can tune in live from the RTÉ 2fm App or via their Official Website.

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    Nicky Launches Ice Cream Fundays Campaign in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

    Every year HB Ice Cream plans the Ice Cream Fundays Campaign to support Down Syndrome Ireland, and Nicky was there for today’s launch!

    As part of the campaign, people can host ice cream parties this May or June and HB Ice Cream will send them some amazing party packs, as well as vouchers for HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream. It’s all about raising money for Down Syndrome Ireland, that’s focussed on being the primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome and their families. If you’d like to get in touch, click here.



    Picture credits to Notorious.ie

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    Nicky To MC Breast Cancer Ireland’s ‘Battle Of The Stars’

    You might be familiar with Breast Cancer Ireland’s Strictly Against Breast Cancer, since Nicky’s MC’d a couple of times. This year they’re organising the Battle Of The Stars, where survivors of breast cancer will perform on the night, along with a few surprise guests. New combinations will also be created in order to showcase a range of previously unseen singing, acting and dancing talents.

    Like previous years, Nicky will host the event! Many celebrities will also be there, including Elaine Crowley, Eoghan McDermott, Shane Byrne, Jenny Buckley, Gerald Kean, Dave Crowley, George McMahon, Dave O Sullivan, Jenny Dixon and more.

    Here’s what you need to know:

  • Event Date & Time: April 8th at 6:30pm
  • Tickets Cost: €150 PP.
  • Venue: The Intercontinental Hotel
  • Address: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
  • You can register and book your table or individual ticket, by clicking here.

    Categories Charity Football News Soccer Aid Updates Videos

    Soccer Aid 2016 Raises Record Amount for UNICEF

    UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, announced that Soccer Aid 2016 raised £6.6 million, smashing all of their previous records! The big event took place at Old Trafford on 5th June 2016, where celebrities, football legends and a crowd of almost 70,000 people came together for the 10th Anniversary of the star-studded event.

    Unicef UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid, Robbie Williams, said:

    “We said we wanted to smash our fundraising record for Unicef and we did it! Thank you so much to everyone who came to the match or donated on the night; you helped make it the biggest and best Soccer Aid so far. In the ten years since Soccer Aid began we’ve raised £24 million for Unicef so they can help keep even more children safe. That’s incredible and something we could only dream of when Soccer Aid began all those years ago.”

    Read More: itv.com

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    2fm Xmas Ball Raises €460,000!

    This year’s 2fm Xmas Ball to support ISPCC Childline was a total success! Raising €10,000 more euros than last year; they donated a total of €460,000! Congratulations to everyone involved! Nicky was amongst the presenters of the night, and he got the crowd cheering when he asked for his famous Mexican wave. If you watch the videos, you’ll notice that his voice wasn’t 100% there, so I want to wish him a very speedy recovery.



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    Nicky Talks Christmas Plans

    The 5th Annual NMH Fashion Show helping Holles Street took place over a week ago, and as you know, Nicky hosted the event. UTV’s The Pulse was there, and they interviewed him. Special thank you to Susie for sending us the clip, since many fans couldn’t watch from the official website.

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