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Muireann O’Connell reveals she’s tested positive for Covid-19 in emotional post: ‘The guilt is overwhelming’

Muireann O’Connell has revealed she’s tested positive for Covid-19.

In an emotional Instagram post, the Ireland AM star wrote: “Hello lovely people. Didn’t get to all my jobs before Christmas like, get the split ends chopped, the nails done or sort the emergency chocolates in case someone calls with a present for you and you don’t have one for them.”

“What I did manage to do was get covid so, not completely useless. Have been in isolation for the past few days and just had a confirmed PCR.”

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“The guilt is overwhelming. It’s bad enough thinking about having given this to someone, but at Christmas…. It’s horrendous. Not only that but this is our first Christmas without Dad and I feel like the worst daughter.”

“It was always gonna be shit but just being there would at least have been something. I was most looking forward to sitting in his chair with a mug of tea, watching his fav, The Quiet Man, whilst Marie played bridge on her iPad.”

“I feel like I’ve failed them and it’s gonna be hard to make up for this. I know I’m not alone. I know right now there are people getting positive tests, people who have worked hard to make it home to see family and friends. I’m so sorry, galz.”

“But we persevere. We mask up. We say thank you to the frontline. We don’t forget them when pay talks come around after this pandemic. Because there will, some day, be an after.”

“We be sound. Smile when we can and try not to be arseholes to each other. Much love. Happy Christmas, wherever you’re gonna end up. I hope it’s somewhere nice,” Muireann added.

The presenter had been noticeably missing from Ireland AM this week, with Lisa Cannon stepping in to cover her on Monday’s show.


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