The country needed a lift and Billy and Lanlih Holland provided it on Friday night 3 months ago

The country needed a lift and Billy and Lanlih Holland provided it on Friday night

The pure joy of the pair was lovely to see.

Billy and Lanlih Holland appeared on The Late Late Show for the second time this year on Friday night.

They did so via video link due to precautions over the Covid-19 outbreak.

Billy and Lanlih, in a touching interview with Ryan Tubridy, share the glorious news of the birth of their son Matthew and introduced him to the nation on the broadcast.

The pair said they looked forward to telling Matthew all about his big sister Emmeline when he's older and said they will always be "a family of four".

"It's brilliant. I'm overjoyed," Billy told Ryan with obvious delight etched on his face.

"We told our story to you a couple weeks ago and I wish for nothing more than to be the boring old dad sitting around the fire with Emmeline and Matthew but it's not to be.

"Matthew is a fine, sturdy lump of a young fella so we're happy to have him and we'll tell him all about his big sister in years to come."

Emmeline sadly died of a rare genetic disorder when she was just six months old.

They appeared on the Late Late Show in January where they shared their heartbreaking story of losing Emmeline but they also hoped to raise money for Crumlin Children's Hospital as well as The Ronald McDonald House.

They were blown away by the reaction to their appearance on the show as a GoFundMe page sit up raised over €300,000 in the days following their initial interview and has totalled €550,000 in the weeks since.

They thanked the public for their overwhelming generosity.