Ronan Keating is trying to "repair" his marriage by moving house.

The Boyzone singer - who recently separated from former model Yvonne following revelations of an affair with 26-year-old dancer Francine Cornell - is hoping to put the couple's problems behind them by making a fresh start in the property in Malahide, Ireland.

A source revealed to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Ronan and Yvonne actually started house hunting in February.

"An offer was put in before news of his fling emerged. Contracts have only been exchanged recently though.

"They have sped up the moving process as Ronan is desperate to make a fresh start and repair their marriage once and for all. He is so regretful for his indiscretions and really does not want to lose his family life.

"The mansion is a way of creating fresh memories and rebuilding lives."

Removal vans have been seen at their Dublin home over the weekend and taken the couple's belongings to the new property, which is located three miles away from their current abode.

Earlier in the week the pair are believed to have put on a united front when they dined together with their three children Jack, 11, Marie, nine and Ali, four, at a lavish Chinese restaurant.

A source said: "They seemed to be in good form. They just had a meal and they were also laughing and talking to the owner Jeanette Hung, who is a friend of theirs."