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11 Irish couples that will restore your faith in love

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BEN AFFLECK AND Jennifer Garner, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams, all donezo – it’s been a tough week for those who believe in love.

To restore your faith in love and romance, here are 11 Irish couples doing relationships right.

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell

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There they are on their wedding day in 2002 – since then, they’ve become one of Ireland’s most beloved couples.

Majella even has his initials tattooed on her bum. On her bum, ladies and gentlemen!

Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman

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The Irish equivalent of Posh and Becks? Totally. Their Twitter exchanges are a thing of great joy:

Aengus Mac Grianna and Terry Gill

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Remember their lovely RTÉ Guide cover? And the fact that they live on an alpaca farm? And the bonus fact that Anne Doyle walked Aengus down the aisle at their wedding?

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin

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The original power couple. When they weren’t terrifying poor unfortunates together on The Apprentice, they were out looking glam at all the big events.

After 36 years together, last year they revealed they’re finally planning on getting married. Aw.

Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene

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First of all, they’re absolutely GORGEOUS together. Secondly, they’re both ridiculously talented actors finally getting their respective breaks.

Turner admitted there were some trying times when he was in New Zealand filming The Hobbit for two years, but told the Irish Independent it was “all worth it”:

That was a question we asked each other: Is it worth it all the time? And it always was, and it still very much is.

Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan

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The Senator and her wife were instrumental in the fight for marriage equality in Ireland -who can forget Zappone asking Gilligan to marry her (again) after the marriage equality vote came in? Tears, tears down our faces.

Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter

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OK, so Dawn is not strictly Irish, but she took the ‘O’, didn’t she? And did they not call their son Art? So there.

Dawn loves reminding Chris of his IT Crowd roots. Bless.

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Michael D and Sabina Higgins

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Married for 40 years, this pair has stuck by each other through thick and thin. They always seem absolutely delighted to be by each other’s side, whether it’s meeting the Queen or having people at the Áras.

Theresa Lowe and Frank McNamara

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Frank and Theresa met when they were both working in RTÉ – she as the presenter of Where In The World, he as the music director of the Late Late Show.

Eighteen years later they have twin boys and completely different careers, but they’re still as in love as ever. Aw.

Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy

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If any couple knows about the ups and downs of love, it’s these two.

Kean and Murphy are the faces of Celtic Tiger Ireland – and though we thought the end was nigh earlier this year, things seem to be back on track between them. Thank god for that.

Madeline Mulqueen and Jack Reynor

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Jack, a budding Hollywood actor. Madeline, a model and the star of Rubberbandits’ Horse Outside video.

These crazy kids are making love work in the harsh world of showbiz, and plan on marrying later this year. Ah, young love.

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