Westlife crooners BRYAN McFADDEN and Nicky Byrne have been affected by the slump in the Irish housing market - they've slashded the asking prices of their homes.

The two WORLD OF OUR OWN singers have been struggling to find buyers for their properties, and father of two Bryan has responded by cutting the cost of his five-bedroom home in County Wicklow from $1.6 million (GBP1 million) to $1.2 million (GBP700,000), after failing to find a buyer in almost a year.

Meanwhile Nicky, who is marrying his childhood sweetheart GEORGINA AHERN this summer (03), has had to chop $84,000 (GBP50,000) off the original price of his mansion near Dublin, to reduce the cost to a more affordable $950,000 (GBP565,000).

17/06/2003 13:53