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Nostalgia is well and truly here to stay, it seems. The one and only Sinead O'Connor has just announced that she's playing four gigs around Ireland this year.

The Nothing Compares 2 U star is set to take to the Vicar Street stage on October 27 in a highly anticipated return to music.

She's also be performing at the famous Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 17, Spiegeltent in Wexford on October 24 and Cork Opera House on Oct 26.

Sinead is apparently ready to release new music, according to The Sun, and will embark on a tour worldwide afterwards.

Sinead debuted her new song, Milestones, last year under the name Magda Davitt. The track was a demo, produced by Northern dance DJ David Holmes.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, she said: “David wrote the music. I wrote the lyrics and melody.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "This is just a first demo for fans because they never get to hear a demo. I thought it would be fun to share it.”

Tickets are priced €45 and are on sale next Friday, August 16 at 10am via ticketmaster.ie. Finally some good news for the people of Ireland.

After Greg O'Shea's Love Island win and Westlife on a massive tour with new music; it's feelin' like the year of the Emerald Isle.

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Westlife’s Mark Feehily has announced the gender of his baby. The dad-to-be confirmed the joyous news on stage in Croke Park during Westlife's Twenty Tour. 

The Flying Without Wings singer confirmed that he and his partner will be welcoming a baby girl in the coming months.

Mark couldn’t help but gush about his daughter during an emotional speech at the band’s final Croke Park show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I can’t wait for her to grow up in this wonderful country,” he said.

Mark and his partner Cailean O'Neill revealed that they were welcoming their first child together back in May.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The World of Our Own posted a photo of a sonogram to Instagram to share the news.

He captioned the snap: "Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone!! It really makes this my most special birthday EVER to let everyone know that later this year we will become Dads for the first time."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"This is the proudest moment of our lives and we are beyond excited to say it out loud!" Mark added.

We are so excited for Mark and Cailean to welcome their little girl into the world later this year. She is going to be beyond lucky to have two of the greatest dads.

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There are only days to go until Westlife make their long-awaited return to the stage in Dublin’s Croke Park and we are very excited about it.

We must admit we’ve been counting down the days until we see the Flying Without Wings singers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you’re heading along to either one of the gigs taking place on Friday, July 5 or Saturday, July 6 then you ought to read on.

The stage times for the gigs have been revealed as well as a heap of helpful information that concert goers need to take note of.

Stage Times for Friday, July 5

Gates: 5pm

Wild Youth: 6pm

James Arthur: 7.05pm

Westlife: 8.30pm

Stage Times for Saturday, July 6

Gates: 5pm

Wild Youth: 5.45pm

James Arthur: 6.50pm

Westlife: 8.15pm

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These times are subject to change. Patrons have been advised to give themselves plenty of time to get to the venue.

No overnight or early queueing will be allowed.

Fans have been warned not to bring backpacks or large handbags. Bags exceeding the size of A4 WILL NOT be permitted entry. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities on site. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.  

Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of others.    

This is an outdoor event and concert will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather conditions and dress appropriately, but remember no umbrellas.

There is NO cloakroom service available.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Glass or cans, umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares will not be permitted. (Full list of prohibited items on www.mcd.ie )

The Promoter deems that large outdoor concerts are not a suitable environment for children under five-years-old. There are no facilities in place for babies/ small children at the venue. 

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• Under 14’s are NOT ALLOWED on the pitch either accompanied or unaccompanied.

• All Under 16’s attending the concert MUST be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

Please contact MCD Productions in advance via email customercare@mcd.ie if you have any queries or accessible requests including access, toilets, dietary requirements etc.

Download EVNTZAPP from www.evntz.app which will assist you with planning on getting to and from the concert, provide you with relevant event information, enable you to ask queries or provide feedback directly to the events team on the day to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

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Westlife have landed in a bit of hot water to say the least, after fans with disabilities and elderly concert-goers were told to 'stand or go home' from their gig.

Despite paying up to €180 for a ticket, some fans were physically unable to stand for the sell-out show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last night but were forced to leave.

The boy-band were forced to apologise on stage after hundreds of their fans discovered their seating tickets were now invalid. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Frustrated crowds were informed less then an hour before the iconic band were due to begin the show that their tickets were no longer valid, though some fans splashed out on over €1,000 for VIP experiences at the 'Twenty Tour'.

Traffic delays had resulted in vital equipment for creating a stage level seating area failing to turn up at the venue. according to organisers.

The SSE Hydro posted a statement on its Facebook page just before the doors opened to the gig, saying that fans would be forced to stand or ask for a refund.

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Some groups claimed they were offered alternative seating 'nowhere near' their original choice, while other devoted fans had to travel back to Aberdeen that same night.

One fan, Sophie Campbell, does not attend gigs on a regular basis due to her struggles with asthma, but made an exception to see Westlife with her disabled mother Margo.

Sophie paid for front row tickets was told on arrival to stand. Understandably furious, she claimed to the Irish Mirror that staff refused to give her disabled mother a wheelchair to sit in.

"I don't go to concerts to stand because my asthma is too bad, small enclosed spaces don't work for me. I was told when I got here I could stand or get a full refund. That's all."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued;

"I asked for a wheelchair for my disabled mother and was told she can either deal with it and stand or go home and come back to the Hydro tomorrow for a refund, so I've got to drive all way back to Glasgow for a refund."

Another fan, Niki Kane, explained to staff that three of her group of six people suffered from arthritis , sciatica and fibromyalgia, and so needed seating. 

"We were told to either stand or leave and try for a refund but it would not be guaranteed. There didn't seem to be any organisation or concern for the interest for ticket holders."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The band were later forced to apologise to the crowds on behalf of the organisers and crew, and emphasised that transporting production equipment from Belfast to Scotland was the reason for the delays.

Nicky Byrne said: "The options were, at seven o'clock tonight, no show or give them the best show that we could give them, which would mean standing on the floor for you guys.

"Rather than send you all home and postpone for another night we thought we'd just go out and give them a great show. We hope you don't mind. So thank you for being so understanding – we really appreciate that."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A spokesperson for the SSE Hydro said:

"The seating layout for tonight's Westlife show was changed due to unexpected transport delays. For ticketholders who did not wish to or were unable to stand, full refunds are available from the original point of purchase.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused."

Hopefully these fans get their money back in full, it sounded like a distressing experience.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Westlife's Mark Feehily who is set to become a dad for the first time.

The singer took to Instagram to confirm that he will become a dad later this year.

He posted a photo with his partner Cailean to confirm the joyous news.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He captioned the snap: "Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone!! It really makes this my most special birthday EVER to let everyone know that later this year we will become Dads for the first time."

"This is the proudest moment of our lives and we are beyond excited to say it out loud!" Mark gushed.

We couldn't be happier for the Flying Without Wings singer and Cailean. 2019 is going to be a life-changing year for the dads-to-be.

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Former Westlife band-member and current has-been Brian McFadden has weighed in on the whole Brexit situation, and it's a hot mess.

He's essentially pulling a Kanye West and has caused an absolute scene on Twitter, where numerous Irish citizens effectively excommunicated him from the island of Ireland. Rightfully so.

McFadden chose to speak out on the two hottest and most controversial topics of 2019: Donald Trump and Brexit. Unfortunately, the world has noticed his tweet and is laughing at him mercilessly.

We can only hope he was drunk when he composed this tweet, but we suspect he was sober. It began safely enough: "The fact that Boris, Farage and Jeremy are the front runners to be Prime Minister is scary! Britain is fu*ked! Literally f*cked!" 

Now, here's where it all went wrong; "Incredible how many Brits jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon. He’s exactly what Britain needs! A Britain first at all costs attitude is essential." The typo and expletive-strewn Tweet was seen by thousands, who unfortunately realised his Irish heritage.

Who knows why the sort-of singer passed such odd judgement on the upcoming Tory leadership battle in the UK and America's cesspit of right-wing horror. The reactions to his rant were, we must say, hilarious.

"England's Brian McFadden is a disgrace to his country," wrote Mallow News, offering him as a sacrifice to the country he seems to think he's part of already.

This next one is absolutely savage, he's going to need serious aloe vera for these burns;

"Have you thought of maybe dialling back the fascism a bit, Bri? Like they did with your vocal when you were in Westlife…" Doctor, we need someone to resuscitate this man.

Another Twitter user rightfully pointed out that it's fairly impossible to hate Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn but love Trump at the same time? The tweet contradicts itself entirely:

"I… I'm so confused. This is like two completely polar opposite tweets mashed together. How can you hate Boris and Farage, yet love Trump? They're basically evil triplets?!?!" We're just as confused as you, Rachael. 

As if this wasn't bad enough, well-known transphobic misogynist Graham Linehan commented, "Off, I thought you were done embarrassing Ireland." Literally not a single solitary soul asked for one Irish disgrace coming in to smack down another Irish disgrace. The neck.

Another eagle-eyed internet member pointed out that this isn't the first time Brian McFadden has said some pretty dumb stuff online…

Yes, you read that correctly. "If you're not gay, a man should not be wearing pink…Saying pink is a form of red is like saying homosexuality is a form of male."

WOW…his masculinity is clearly as fragile as a glass slipper. There's too much to unpack when it comes to that statement in a single article, but I think we can all agree that the chap is cancelled.

According to his Peaky Blinders Twitter header, he seems to fantasize about joining some type of gang…let's remember he once said he'd fight ISIS in man-to-man hand combat. 

"I don't think you're sufficiently relevant enough to play that card, Bri," another Twitter comedian pointed out.

The 39-year-old is getting DRAGGED online and we'd better be putting on some popcorn.

Breaking news: Brian McFadden is actually now the front-runner to be the UK's next Prime Minister.

The tea is positively scorching, so keep an eye out for even more hilarious hot takes on McFadden's 180-degree turn. Someone confiscate the lad's Irish passport, he's not worthy.

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Westlife have finally announced their special guests for their upcoming, highly anticipated Croke Park gigs.

This Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2019, the band will be performing at the stadium with Irish band Wild Youth and X-Factor winner James Arthur as support.

Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian have also announced that a limited number of extra ticekts for both shows will go on sale this Friday, May 10 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tickets for both gigs were immediately snapped up after going on sale, so fans will be absolutely thrilled to hear the latest announcement. 

The global pop kings will perform brand new songs from their latest album, Spectrum, alongside their greatest hits and all 14 number one songs; Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and Unbreakable.

Their return to music has resulted in a frenzy of media coverage, not to mention fan hysteria from nostalgic former listeners.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The stadium shows will be their first as a group since playing Croke Park back in 2012.

Westlife have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the sole band to have had their first seven singles enter at No. 1 on the UK chart. 

Another unbelievable record; the lads have the most singles of any artist to debut at No. 1 in the UK, and have had an amazing 33 No. 1 albums worldwide. 

Spectrum, and their latest single Hello My Love, were released in September and was the first since 2011.

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Westlife's comeback is getting bigger and better with the best news drooping – when we can get our hands on their new album.

The group took to social media to make the announcement.

They posted a snap of the cover and captioned it, ''So happy to announce that our new album ’Spectrum’ is coming on 6th September!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Band member Shane Filan added in his post, ''We've been working so hard behind the scenes and can't wait for you to hear this."

It will include hits like Better Man and Hello My Love.

Eager fan? You can pre-order your copy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you failed to secure a ticket to their Croke Park shows, fear not as a second show will be screened live in cinemas across Ireland.

They will finish their final show of the UK and Ireland leg of their Twenty Tour with a bang on Saturday, July 6, with live screenings nationwide.

The Twenty Tour is Westlife’s fastest selling tour of all time, with  400,000 tickets snapped up in 48 hours.

As well as that, their new singles Hello My Love and Better Man have shot straight to the top of the iTunes charts.

Welcome back boys, we're so excited for the album.

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Westlife fans, we have good news.

The Irish band are reportedly set to hit out TV screens wit a fly-on-the-way documentary and we are BUZZING. 

The group, who have had 14 UK No1 singles, will be followed by cameras on their 33-date European tour, which kicks off in Belfast this May. 

We LOVE a bitta behind-the-scenes goss. 

And the tell-all show has now found itself in the middle of a bidding war between Netflix and Sky. 

Kian Egan said, ''We’ve had crews on us since the first day because we knew straight away – we’ve got to capture it even if it’s just for ourselves.''

He continued, ''I think it’s just a case of figuring out whether it’s going to be a Netflix or a Sky thing.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fellow bandmate Shane Filan added, ''We’ll document it in some way because it’s important for us and our kids and for the fans to realise how it all came back together. I think that it is going to be magic.”

The documentary will also feature footage form the end of Westlife the first ime around, in 2012. 

Shane said, ''No one’s ever seen that. It’s just us.”

We'll be tuning in, that's for sure. 

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Mark Feehily is celebrating his engagement.

The Westlife singer has revealed the happy news that he is set to wed his boyfriend.

The 38-year-old took to Instagram to post a series of snaps from his holiday to the Maldives.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He captioned it, ''2019 has been so amazing to me so far and it’s only getting started! I wanted to be the first to say it…#engaged.''

His fans were delighted with the news.

One said, ''Congratulations!!! This is amazing news!!! Absolutely fantastic.''

While another wrote, ''Aww congratulations both so happy for you.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mark keeps his relationships under wraps as he says that his boyfriend is a ''private guy''.

He told RSVP Live, "I am going out with an Irish guy now, so it suits us both to be back in Ireland and our families are close by.''

He continued, ''We are together four years now, so it has been quite a while and I am very happy."

Mark was engaged before, to Kevin McDaid but they split in 2011.

We wish him all the happiness in the world on his engagement. 

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Is there any nostalgic band that isn't getting back together this year? From The Spice Girls and Westlife, to Avril Lavigne and Jojo dropping albums; we now have no idea what year it is.

Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes are somehow relevant again, and we're pure delighted that our pre-teen treasures are making a return.

News has just hit that The Jonas Brothers are making a comeback too, and we genuinely can't handle any more of this.

The band broke up back in 2013 citing "a deep rift within the band" and "creative differences", and the boys went their separate ways to pursue their own careers and love lives.

31-year-old Kevin randomly launched a business career after his E! Reality show Married To Jonas was cancelled, participating in The Celebrity Apprentice. 

Now he co-manages the JonasWerner development company, a social media influencer firm The Blu Market and Yood, the food app.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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29-year-old Joe is now engaged to Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner, and is the lead singer of funk-pop group DNCE, of Cake By The Ocean fame.

26-year-old Nick, the youngest JoBro, released two successful solo albums, starred in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and got married to Priyanka Chopra. Everyone fell in love with them as a couple.

It seems like Nick did the best out of the lot, we all had a bop to Chains, Close and Jealous. They were absolute CHOONS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Us Weekly sources, the brothers will rise from the ashes like a beautiful phoenix as JONAS.

They've ditched their chastity belts, so they also have to ditch the 'Brothers' and 'The' in the name to prove their serious musician-status. Gas.

Their reunion will reportedly result in new music, their first since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times, tour dates and even a documentary. The band's Christian image must still be garnering fans from somewhere…

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Nick has been liking tweets about the reunion, and The FADER noticed that their Instagram account has been reactivatedJONAS have yet to make an official announcement, but we've got our eyes peeled.

Kevin told Us in 2018 that he and his brothers often play music together and this summer, Just Jared reported sightings of the trio working on a project.

Now is the time to follow the lads if Camp Rock changed your adolescence…and the music industry forever. They're giving twenty-somethings what we really want, and we love them for it.

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Thank the Gods: SO many of us didn't get tickets to see Westlife in Croke Park this July, and were pretty f*cking devastated.

Why should anyone miss out on the nostalgia, the final tour, the emotional rendition of Flying Without Wings? It wouldn't be fair, right, nor JUST we say.

Lucky for everyone involved, EXTRA DEMAND tickets are going onsale next week for one of the biggest gigs of their career.

GAA tickets for their stadium dates at Croke Park on Friday July 5 and Saturday 6 will go onsale this Tuesday February 12 at 9an from Ticketmaster nationwide.

When tickets for The Twenty Tour were first released, they were snapped up ridiculously quick in October, so the announcement comes as unreal news for any fans who missed out.

The lads are expected to be performing their absolute BOP of a new single Hello My Love, alongside their greatest hits and their 14 number one hits; Swear it Again, World of Our Own, Uptown Girl and When You're Looking Like That being among them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian announced their musical comeback and essentially shut down social media with nostalgia vibes.

The shows will be their first as a band in the Republic of Ireland since they played Croke Park back in June of 2012.

The group have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at number one: WHOA.

Make sure to get yourselves ready early on Tuesday morning, the ticket snatch could be pure manic.

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