Liveline: Niall Horan’s mum calls out RTE radio show to defend her Guinness-drinking son

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Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar starring Lewis Capaldi aired on Virgin Media on Sunday night, with a pint to drink which drew backlash.

The One Directioner (29) has been accused of promoting alcohol to his young fans in his recent documentary with singer Lewis Capaldi.

Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar starring Lewis Capaldi aired on Virgin Media on Sunday night, with a pint to drink which drew backlash.

His mother took to the airwaves to clear her son’s name, saying the pints were alcohol-free.

“I can only speak for the part where he was in Mullingar and he was in the pub. I was there and Guinness 0.0 was given,” Maura said.

When asked if Niall usually drinks, Maura said “he does”.

“I think he likes a good pint of Guinness, yes.”

Maura said people are entitled to their opinion, but the fact that Guinness sponsored the documentary is overblown.

She said she ‘smiles from ear to ear’ when she sees her son on TV, saying she never has ‘any reason to give it to him’ and that he is handling it ‘very well’ Fame.

“When he gets home to his mom Maura, how is he?” asked Joe Duffy.

He eats healthily but “loves a bit of bolognese” – even making it from scratch while his mum makes it “out of the pot”, she said.

Joe told Niall’s mother that she was “good at keeping secrets” as she managed to keep all of Niall’s news – and his visits to Mullingar – secret.

His mum confirmed her son is “seeing someone” who is a “lovely girl” from England who thankfully “isn’t in the business”.

Niall’s secret girlfriend visited Mullingar and even met his nanny Margaret.

Maura said she “wouldn’t name a name at all,” but Niall’s girlfriend definitely has the family stamp of approval.

His mother “hopes[d] she sounded good” on the radio because she “wouldn’t have much confidence in public”, and it took a lot of getting used to when Niall shot to fame with boy band One Direction in 2012.

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