Doireann Garrihy opens up about her split from boyfriend of three years Paddy Wilson


Doireann Garrihy and her long time beau Paddy Wilson, split earlier this year. Opening up about their breakup, the RTÉ 2FM star revealed she’s busy focusing on other things and not thinking the breakup.  

Telling Evoke; “Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t, there’s no point in dwelling on it.”

“I’m focused on work and enjoying myself and I’m very much at that age where hens and 30 birthdays are every second weekend so I’m kept busy.”

Doireann Garrihy pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvo

But if she was to start dating again, the podcast host has a good idea of what she’s looking for.

Describing her dream partner Doireann explained; “I’m very busy and I love to be busy, so someone who is also busy and loves to be busy but when you have the downtime you can make the most of it.”

And when it comes to personality, it’s no surprise the comedian is looking for someone fun.

Saying; “I mean personality-wise, someone who’s up for the craic and is kind.”

Doireann Garrihy
Doireann Garrihy

Doireann revealed she was no longer in a relationship during an episode of her podcast The Laughs Of Your Life, back in April.

During an episode featuring the world famous singer Micheal Bublé, the presenter mentioned that she has just come out of a relationship and seeked some life advice from Mr Bublé as she enters her 30’s.

Bublé was happy to share some sweet words with Doireann, causing her to nearly “well up” after his answer.

“I’m 30 next month, I’m recently out of a relationship, what would your advice be to me hurtling into the thirties?”, she asked.


In response, Micheal said, “I have a feeling that I don’t have to give you this advice because you strike me as a person that already instinctually understands, be in this moment.”

“Enjoy and be grateful for the health of your family, for your beautiful life, for the love that you’re bringing the whole world, because obviously so many people watch you and listen to you and you’re bringing so much joy and enjoy every second of it.”

“And by the way, those good things, those huge things that happen to you, just stay even. And the bad sh*t that happens to you, just stay even because time is on your side. It was always on your side and everything is going to. get better, even when you feel like it could never get better, it’s going to get better.”

Doireann admitted she had to try not to get emotional after the advice and swiftly moved on to the next question, not before thanking Michael for his insight.

Doireann Garrihy
Pic: Evan Doherty

Doireann and her ex-boyfriend Paddy began dating just a few months before lockdown in 2020. The couple moved in together during the pandemic along with Doireann’s dog Bertie.

The couple were quite private about their relationship as Doireann previously mentioned that she understands she signed up for the spotlight and not her significant other.

“I signed up to do public things and so if people want to bash me then fair enough, I’ve kind of put myself out there, but I would hate for that to be the case for Paddy,” she said on the Six O’Clock Show back in 2020.

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