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Doireann Garrihy reveals she’s been ridiculed online for living with her newlywed sister Ailbhe

The Garrihy sisters have defended their living situation


Doireann Garrihy has revealed that she’s been ridiculed on social media for living with her newlywed sister, Ailbhe.

The radio presenter has continued to live with Ailbhe and her partner Ruairdhi at a home they rent in Dublin, despite the fact that they got married back in October.

Although it’s nobody’s business, Doireann has revealed that somebody recently questioned her living situation in a private message on Instagram.

Speaking on her podcast, The Laughs of Your Life, she said: “I got a message on Instagram recently, saying, ‘When are you going to move out and let the newlyweds live their lives?'”

Doireann Garrihy at The Gossies 2019 | Brian McEvoy

Speaking to Ailbhe, Doireann laughed as she said, “So can we just start by clarifying something, aren’t you happy for me to be here?”

Ailbhe replied: “Look, I get the messages also. When we got married people would message me and say, ‘So, now that you’re married, when are you going to get your own place with Ruairdhi?'”


“And can I just say, firstly it’s no-one’s business! And secondly people probably don’t know that we rent this house off our parents, so we have that connection to it.”

“And we’re very lucky that mom and dad are our landlords, so there’s a bit of flexibility there,” she continued.

“Of course, Ruairdhi and I hope to buy a house in the next year or couple of years, but we’re very happy with this living situation. We get on like a house on fire, the three of us and Bobby [her dog].”


“When the time is right we will find our own place, or you might find your own place beforehand. But there is zero stress there and we’re delighted to have you.”

Doireann then concluded their house chat by adding: And also, we’re in the middle of a housing crisis, like, you know! We see ourselves as very lucky to have this situation.”