Pop prince Niall Horan’s
proud dad was Up All Night as a butcher in Tesco while his son made music history, reports Sean Murphy.One Direction
made chart history on Wednesday when their album Up All Night became the first by an Irish-UK band to debut in the US at No.1.
But dad Bobby revealed yesterday he was not celebrating at home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath — because he was completing a gruelling all-night work shift.
When he finished yesterday morning, he joked that he hopes 18-year-old Niall’s music career lasts as long as the 15-year Mahon Tribunal. He said: “He’s chasing the dream. If his career lasts as long as the Mahon Tribunal he’ll be doing well!” The band sold 179,000 copies to take top spot from Bruce Springsteen.