Eamon is a respected dance teacher who set up the National Performing Arts School in Dublin more than 10 years ago. There he met Steven Mannion (born 1985), and they became lovers.
Eamon is now planning to marry his boyfriend Steven after a proposing to him in New York last year. According to the Mirror: "Eamon proposed Steven before Christmas. The pair share a love of art and this is what brought them together. And Steven is a really talented artist who has been welcomed into the Farrell family.
Colin, the younger Farrell brother, is best-known for his versatile performances in a string of hit films such as Phone Booth and Alexander. The brothers are very close, and have bought houses next door to each other in Sandymount, South Dublin. It is rumoured Colin helped Eamon choose a diamond and sapphire-studded ring for his boyfriend.
The couple have not yet decided where they will exchange vows - but it won't be in the Republic. They told the Mirror: "With Irish legislation the way it is at the minute, the wedding can't be here." But the couple could go to the North or England for a civil partnership ceremony there. It's more likely though that they'll get married in the States, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, so that Colin's whole family can be there.