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7 Irish celebrities we dearly want to be pals with

They look like great craic. And so are we! We swear.

WE IRISH GIRLS just can’t shake our massive crushes on Amy Huberman, it seems.

Gift card company One4All surveyed 956 adults on which celebrity they’d most like to be pals with – the men said Chris O’Dowd, while the gals said the Hubes.

This doesn’t seem too surprising – they are both known sounders – but we have REAMS of Irish people we’d also love to be pals with. Here are just a few.


A quick stop off to catch a glimpse of the album on the shelves on release day. Instagram / hozier Instagram / hozier / hozier

Not only is he an extremely sound chap, but become friends with Hozier and you are only one degree of separation from Taylor Swift. And he might even bring you to one of her famous gaff parties.

Louise O’Neill

Pre-launch party selfie. What is it about please, don't put too much makeup on me? that makeup artists don't understand? Instagram / oneilllou Instagram / oneilllou / oneilllou

Author Louise O’Neill would be the first person we’d ring up if we need a listening ear, but also the first person to ring up to go on a gals’ night out. So basically, a great all-rounder, mates-wise.

Domhnall Gleeson

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Domhnall would definitely be great to go on the session with. He’d never flake, never do an Irish goodbye, and all your mates would love him.

Anne Doyle

RTE newsreader Anne Doyle read her final broadca RTÉ / RTÉ / /

Sorry, can we all just imagine being best friends with Anne D for one second? Wouldn’t it be heaven? She’d recommend the best hairdressers and be a very solid shoulder to cry on if you ever needed one.

Brian O’Driscoll

Yes, we do like to fawn over his missus, but we can’t deny that BOD appears to be excellent craic. We would like to think he’d also bring us back a Toblerone from his travels.

Laura Whitmore

Girls night out AND Mick in tow, helped by a chilled bottle of my favourite drink of the season - can't wait! #SpritzYourSummer Instagram / thewhitmore Instagram / thewhitmore / thewhitmore

See, this picture already tells us that we would get along.

Maybe she’d let us borrow from her extensive wardrobe sometime? Or bring us to a Niall Horan-hosted shindig? Or just let us know what she uses on her hair. Anything.

Aengus Mac Grianna

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He’d definitely come out on the town with you and your other best pal Anne Doyle, and be an absolute hoot all the while. He probably wouldn’t even mind you doing impressions of his infamous ‘WHAT?!’ moment. Swear.

Slide into our DMs any time, folks. Any time.

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