Damo and Ivor star enjoying long-distance fling

EntertainmentBy Eugene Masterson
Andy Quirke and Grace
Andy Quirke and Grace

MEET the love of Damo and Ivor star Andy Quirke’s life.

This is the first picture of the RTE star with his girlfriend.

Comedian Andy has been dating Grace for several months and has kept up a long-distance relationship with the Clonmel beauty,  who is working in Australia as a social worker.

On a trip back to Ireland last year Grace (25), caught the attention of Andy and romance blossomed.

Andy (27) has previously dated model Louise Kavanagh.

He also once had a high-profile relationship with socialite Nicola Baron, whose father Philip was exposed by the Sunday World as a major drug baron − his now-broke family had no knowledge of his secret criminal life.  

Damo and Ivor’s madcap antics have become a huge hit with RTE2 fans after two series.

But Andy revealed that fame became too much and he even had to hire a minder to protect him from crazed fans in Dublin.

“I went out drinking one night and got out of a taxi outside Copper Face Jacks,” he recalls. “I had people lifting me practically out of the taxi.

“Getting a bodyguard sounds a bit crazy, but I was getting so frustrated.”