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heartbroken Muireann O’Connell opens up about father’s death and says she misses him 'all the time'

The Six O’Clock Show host lost her father Brendan to cancer in March this year


Muireann O’Connell.

Muireann O’Connell.

Muireann O’Connell.

Virgin Media’s Muireann O’Connell has opened up about her father’s death and said that she misses him “all the time.”

The Six O’Clock Show host lost her father Brendan to cancer in March this year.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Muireann admitted that she misses him dearly and said that she sometimes forgets that her dad is no longer with her.

“I miss him all the time,” the 37-year-old said.

“The first few months I remember I went to ring him over something to do with my car, you know the way regardless of what age you are, you’re always a child. No matter what happens, you’re always a child when it comes to your parents, and I wanted to ask him something.

“I went to pick up the phone and ask him and I went, ‘Oh god, I can't ask him that, he's not there.’

“So, it's little things like that, that make you go, ‘Oh god.’

“It's little things like that that make you kind of realise and in the first month you can be quite absent-minded and go to get them or call for them.”

Muireann said that she feels heartbroken for her mother Marie as Brendan was her best friend, adding that it’s very “difficult” and lonely for her.

She continued: “Like mam would be going, ‘Would you like a cup of tea?’ and you know he's not there, so that's strange because your brain hasn't caught up with the reality sometimes.

“I miss him all the time you would be surprised at things that make you go oh god he's not here anymore, but I think it's heartbreaking for my mother.

“He was her best friend; they were married for 52 years and it's the person who's left behind that it is very difficult on.”

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