Irish actress announces engagement news on Instagram!

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Former Love/Hate star Susan Loughnane had a double whammy of celebrations this week!

The flame-haired actress not only celebrated her 28th birthday with friends in New York, but her boyfriend of ten years David Doyle also popped the question.

Susan shared the news by posting a series of celebratory pictures on Instagram, one of which included her holding a glass of bubbly while flashing her delicate sapphire ring.

Gorgeous! Susan, who played John Boy's girlfriend Debbie in the hit RTÉ series, later shared a picture of herself and David kissing, captioning it "engagement photo booth."

Very cute.

David and Susan have been together since their teens, but much of that time has been a long-distance relationship, with David based in Shannon, Co. Clare as an air traffic controller, and Susan working between Dublin, London and now New York.

Susan seemed delighted to have David and her friends around her as she celebrated turning 28 in NY this week, posting a picture of the festivities with a message reading, "I'm turning 28 this weekend. I've never ever resented becoming a year older and I hope I never do… Now I am in New York on the next leg of my journey and every moment is a joy and a gift. I may not have a mortgage or a pension but I feel free as a bird."

As well as her success as an actress, Susan published her first novel, The Art of Scandal, last year. Despite wanting to further her career in New York and London, Susan has spoken before about wanting to pack it all in and move to Clare with David. "I want to live there. I'm counting down the days until I can, but then there is the part of me that still wants to push ahead with career things," she told the Irish Independent late last year.

We wonder where the happy couple will end up… congratulations guys!

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