( metro.co.uk ) - Colin Farrell is clearly enjoying having his new girlfriend by his side on a trip to Hollywood. The A-list actor strolled arm in arm with medical student Muireann McDonnell, who flew over from Ireland to be with her new love.
Friends of the couple say she is planning to take a break from her studies and stay for a month in his six-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles. The pair started dating in January after meeting in a Dublin bar - but this is Miss McDonnell's first trip to LA.
The 22-year-old is unused to the lifestyle that comes with dating a star such as Farrell and even had to shut down her website after thousands of fans tried to read messages.
However, the couple looked relaxed enough as they strolled through the streets in the intense Californian heat yesterday. In fact, they were so loved up they completely lost track of time and got a parking ticket when the money in their meter ran out.
Even someone of Farrell's status could not get the attendant to change his mind. Miss McDonnell, a student at Trinity College in Dublin, has been introduced to Farrell's son on the trip.
The mother of two-year-old James also lives in LA. Farrell, 31, who started his career in Ballykissangel in the 1990s, will next appear in Pride And Glory - playing a police officer alongside Ed Norton and Jennifer Ehle.