BOYZONE star Ronan Keating has accepted a substantial sum in damages from the owners of the News of The World newspaper after taking them to court over phone-hacking claims.
The Irishman, who hails from Dublin, first made his name as the lead singer in the phenomenally successful boyband Boyzone which launched in 1993.
Since then he has gone on to accrue further fame and fortune as a solo singer, songwriter and television and radio presenter who currently hosts a breakfast show on Magic Radio
In April 2020 Keating launched a legal case against News Group Newspaper, claiming stories published about him between 1996 and 2011, in their News of the World title, could only have been sourced by accessing the private voicemail on his mobile phone.
Today, Monday, July 26, the case was heard at the High Court in London, the Press Association, via The Guardian, reports.
The outlet reports that Keating, who is also currently a host on BBC’s The One Show, accepted “substantial damages” from the firm during the hearing.
They will also pay the father-of-five’s legal costs and offered their "sincere apologies" to the star.