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céad míle fáilte Boyzone star Shane Lynch set to open Irish pub called 'D13' in Cheshire

Lynch is said to have “fallen in love” with Knutsford, which is 14 miles from Manchester

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Shane Lynch. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA

Shane Lynch. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA

Shane Lynch. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA

Former Boyzone member Shane Lynch is planning to open a new Irish bar in Knutsford, Cheshire.

The singer and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant will open the new venue with his business partner Nathan Gerhold.

Lynch is said to have “fallen in love” with Knutsford, which is 14 miles from Manchester, and is hoping to redevelop a former wine bar in the town centre and turn it into an Irish pub called D13 after the North Dublin postal district.

Knutsford Town Council shared the news on social media and wished the All-Ireland Talent Show judge luck with his new business venture.

They wrote: “Lovely to meet with Shane Lynch & Nathan Gerhold who are busy redeveloping the former Corks Out building to D13. An Irish Bar named after the Dublin postcode.

“They aren’t quite sure when their outdoor hospitality (as the building work is ongoing) will open so you can follow them on their Instagram account @d13knutsford for the latest news.

“It will be a drinks only bar but they have already fallen in love with Knutsford & there may be a collaboration with Sue & Harriet of The Tea Room so watch this space.

“Good luck & céad míle fáilte from everyone in #knutsford.”

Shane and Nathan teased the upcoming pub on Instagram with a photo of the former Boyzone member sitting on some steps, saying: “The Calm before Da’Storm @shanelynchlife @nathangerholdofficial.”

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It looks like Shane won’t be returning to Ireland any time soon as he revealed back in September that it would cost him over €1 million to bring his luxury car collection back home.

The 44-year-old, whose motor collection includes a Rolls Royce, a Bentley, a Ferrari, a few Mercedes and some Fords, said that he had plans to move home but decided against it after learning how much he would be forced to pay in Vehicle Registration Tax.

Dublin-born Shane said: “He said: “I was going to come back to live in Ireland a few years ago.

“Myself, my wife Sheena and our two kids. It was all going great until I looked at how much it would cost to bring my car collection back with me.

“I changed my mind. They were looking for a million euro off me in VRT for my cars. That put me right off living in Ireland again.”

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