Vogue Williams has told the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 that her "heart just sank" for Irish businesses when she heard that Ireland was moving to Level 5 restrictions.
The London-based model and presenter has not been back in her native Howth since last November. Since then, she has purchased a property at home and has given birth to her second child with husband Spencer Matthews, daughter Gigi Margaux.
The 35-year-old told Tubridy that the latest developments in the Covid-19 emergency had left her thinking of home, and all the businesses that would be devastated by Level 5 restrictions.
"When I heard that news about Ireland yesterday, my heart just sank for so many businesses that probably won't now make it through all of this," she said. "I just feel terrible for them and just... I don't know... It's really sad, to be honest."
When asked by Tubridy how she marries her "London-centric life with a love of Howth", Williams replied: "I miss everything about Howth. I miss all my friends. Howth is kind of like its own little bubble. I love the Cliff Walk.
"When I get home to Ireland... It doesn't even necessarily have to be Howth, just being home in Ireland. I think when you're Irish you just have that in your blood and it's just there forever. Ireland will always be home."
"I haven't been back since November - so almost going on a year - and it's the longest, obviously, I've ever spent away," she added.
"I think it's the nicest country ever. I really miss Irish sausages. I've been ordering my Barry's Tea on Amazon, so that's ok. I want a chipper. I want to get a Chinese from home. I miss everything."