Monday 24 October 2016

Dawn O'Porter: Baby Art has made me more driven than ever

About Town

Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd

She only gave birth a few months ago, but Dawn O'Porter is busier than ever and revealed that becoming a mother has made her more driven than ever.

The presenter, who is married to Moone Boy creator Chris O'Dowd, opened her boutique BOB in April, just months after she had baby Art.

"After giving birth, I felt like I could take over the world," she said.

"This is turning into a busy year - writing a book, being a mum and launching BOB - but being a mum has made me more focused.

"I launched BOB at seven months pregnant, which could be the craziest thing I've ever done but it doesn't feel that way."

The bubbly brunette has her sights set on success and said that she's keen to keep juggling motherhood and business.

"I want to be the mum I've always dreamed of - one who can work and do the things they want to do," she told Closer magazine.

"It's easy to say I've got to calm down or do less, but actually, I feel like there are enough hours in the day to do it all. I just have to be stricter with the time I have, but I love being busy."

New name for Mairead

She only tied the knot on Friday, but broadcaster Mairead Farrell wasted no time in pledging her commitment to her new husband Louis Ronan on social media.

The Today FM producer (35) showed the world she is officially Mairead Ronan when she changed the name on her Twitter profile.

The loved-up pair wed in an intimate ceremony in Louis's home county of Tipperary last week, with Mairead's son Dara acting as Best Man.

The youngster (8) even made a speech on the couple's big day and it seems his mum couldn't be happier.

"I'm proud of Dara everyday but could have burst with pride after his speech x," Mairead tweeted.

Gavin James set to play Whelans

Fresh from his US success, Irish singing sensation Gavin James announced that he will be playing three dates in Whelans this December.

The Dubliner will perform in the city centre venue just days before Christmas, taking to the stage on December 21-23.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this morning, priced at €22.95.

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