Niall Horan has revealed why living in Ireland is “just not feasible” for him.
Although the former 1D star recently purchased a mansion in his hometown of Mullingar, the 23-year-old can’t see himself living in Ireland full time – despite missing home all the time.
Speaking to RTÉ, Niall said, “I still have to live abroad as the music industry takes me elsewhere at the minute, but I try and get home as much as I can.
“It’s not always easy, and I do miss it, but these are the sacrifices you have to make. I would love to live in Ireland but at the moment it’s just not feasible for me.”
On Tuesday night, Niall kicked off his first solo world tour, Flicker Sessions, at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.
“I think it went really well, the reaction to some of the songs that they hadn’t heard has been really good,” he said.
The intimate gig was a “huge change” compared to the stadiums he toured with One Direction.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play in the likes of Croke Park with the big stage and some of the best moments of my life have been in that setting with big stadiums and big productions and lights and the whole lot of it, but it’s nice with the kind of music that I’m making to bring it down to that smaller, more intimate level.
“[There’s] no better place to start than one of my favourite theatres I’ve ever set foot in. I’ve been to a lot of gigs in The Olympia over the years so it was nice to play there,” he added.