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Lou the one Bressie praises partner Louize Carroll's 'most incredible mind'

"She's taught me more than anyone has taught me in terms of psychology and relationship stuff"

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Bressie and Louize in 2018

Bressie and Louize in 2018

Bressie and Louize in 2018

Musician Niall Breslin has revealed how his partner Louize Carroll is “easily the most incredible mind I've ever spoken to."

Louize who is a psychologist, is also a band member with Bressie in the Blizzards.

Although the Mullingar man joked that "it's a risky move" to be dating his fellow band member, he also told how Louize, who also does some podcasting with him, has taught him “more than anyone”.

"[She's] easily the most incredible mind I've ever spoken to around psychology and how she looks at it,” he said.

“She's taught me more than anyone has taught me in terms of psychology and relationship stuff."

Louize is one of the founding members of Jigsaw, a charity that supports mental health in young people, which is how they met.

"She has that wild streak in her,” Bressie said about her recently. “That wildness… I love that almost explosive wildness some people have. It’s like: ‘What are you doing?! Who cares!’

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‘I thought by moving to London the issues I had would move away too. But it was too intense,' says Breslin. Photo: Steve Humphreys

‘I thought by moving to London the issues I had would move away too. But it was too intense,' says Breslin. Photo: Steve Humphreys

‘I thought by moving to London the issues I had would move away too. But it was too intense,' says Breslin. Photo: Steve Humphreys

“We’ve known each other a long time. We’re together a year-and-a-half. I’ve never met anyone who cares so much to help people understand their trauma. It’s so important to have someone who gets the work you do, the space for that. That it’s ok if we don’t want to talk, or we’re flat.”

Breissie admitted to being “terrified” at the start of the pandemic which became "very real very quickly" for his family, after his uncle contracted the virus and sadly passed away.

The singer said it was a "privilege" to be able to move in with his parents at the beginning of the Covid crisis, out of concern for their health, but admitted he didn't think he'd be in his childhood bedroom in Mullingar at the age of 40.

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He told RTE star Ray D'Arcy's radio show: "I was also saving for a deposit on a house but I was terrified at the start of the pandemic and I was the only one in my family who could work remotely.

"So I said to my parents, 'I'm going to come home'. We didn't know what was going on, we didn't know how bad it was going to get.

"And I lived with them for the entire duration of the pandemic and it was an absolute privilege to be able to move back in with your parents.

"It's not what I thought I'd be doing at 39 years of age but I did it and I shared my 40th birthday on the same day Kim Kardashian had her 40th - she went to a private island with her mates and I had macaroni and cheese with my mum in Mullingar.

"I did have that moment where I thought, 'If someone told me where I'd be on my 40th birthday... but it was a very special moment."

Bressie said he became very protective of his parents after he lost his uncle to coronavirus.

"My mum lost her brother to Covid early in the pandemic when we still weren't sure what this was or how bad it was,” he said.

"Her brother passed away and I think that kind of made it very real to our family very quickly.

"I remember saying to my mum and dad, 'We've got to take this really seriously. I know it's difficult to hear and you have to cocoon and you have to stay inside and all that.'

"I was bringing the groceries in, I was washing them, I was a bit over the top at the start and then it felt a little a easier, but my God that was a difficult period for all of us.

The musician who has a podcast called Where Is My Mind added that radio and podcasting “is what got me through the pandemic."

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