Deirdre O’Kane has said that she wishes she’d kept working after she had her children.
The comedian, whose kids Holly and Daniel are 14 and ten, took a step back from work to raise them.
Speaking recently, she says that her career took a hit because of her decision to be at home with them.
“I don’t do regret but I would do things differently if could go back,” the 50-year-old told Woman’s Way.
“I’m still happy enough with the road. In one way, it kind of stopped my career when I had children and I don’t regret that but I certainly paid a heavy price for it, you know?
“So that’s a difficult one for women, it really is.” she continued.
“I probably should have kept going but do I regret having that time with my kids?
“No, of course not but I probably could have done it better, I probably could have done both if I put my mind to it.”
Deirdre, who is back touring her standup show, said that parenting teenagers is a massive job but that she reckons she’s better at handling this stage than earlier ones.
“God knows what’s coming down the track but I like these ages.
“You can see the people emerging, the personalities emerging. It’s nice to be able to help them navigate it all.”