Down to earth father of 1D star refuses son’s money

The father of One Direction star Niall Horan has refused to take any money from his wealthy son as he is more than happy with life just the way it is.

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Bobby Horan works at the butchery at a local supermarket and has turned down all offers of gifts from his chart topping son.

Niall has wanted to treat his father since he shot to fame after appearing on the UK X Factor in 2010. Following a whirlwind four years he is now worth an estimated €17million.

He had planned to buy a luxury property in Mullingar, Co Westmeath for Bobby but his dad happy to stay where he is.

A source told the Irish Mirror: “From day one, when Niall hit the big time, Bobby refused to take anything from him.

“Niall has offered to give him money in the past but he has refused. Bobby is down to earth and is happy as it is.

“He doesn’t want anything from Niall despite his huge fortune.

“Niall had offered to buy him a gorgeous house in the countryside but he just didn’t want it. The high life just isn’t for him.”

Niall said last year: “I tried to give some money to my dad but he wouldn’t take it.

“I want to do up the house he lives in but at the same time I don’t want to be the idiot who walks in and throws money around.”

In 2012 Bobby said: “I don’t know whether it’s true he has made £2million already but, if it is, it’s all his.

“Niall knows I love my work and wouldn’t want to stop so he’s not going to force money on to me.
“I love working at Tesco. I meet people all day long and I love it.”

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By Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.