Pop star Ronan Keating wants to move back to his native Dublin, Ireland but is struggling to find a property he can afford in the booming city.

The Boyzone star currently lives in London with his partner Storm Uechtritz, and they also have a home in Sydney where they reside when he is working as a judge on Australia's The X Factor.

However, his three children from his previous marriage to Yvonne Connolly are based in Ireland, and Keating plans to move back to the country this summer (15) so he can see more of them.

He tells U.K. talk show Loose Women, "We are definitely moving back this year. That's the plan, to be closer to the kids. I have to."

Asked if he has been looking at houses in the city, he replies, "Yeah. And there's nothing available. There's nothing cheap in Ireland now. There was. Yeah, it's expensive again."