The Daily Telegraph reports
Ronan Keating has become a popular fixture on Australian TV thanks to his judging role on The X Factor, but the popular Irishman could soon pack his bags and leave.
The former Boyzone star and father-of-three, on Queensland's Hamilton Island for race week, says he's been busy juggling filming duties on the talent show while preparing for his upcoming band tour.
He also has movie plans in the pipeline - and besides his career commitments in the UK, Ireland and Australia, he wants to find more time to devote to his girlfriend Storm Uechtritz and his children, aged 7, 12 and 14.
So his dreams of moving with his family to Australia permanently before his marriage breakup, most definitely have been put on the backburner.
In his first admission that perhaps Australia has lost its lustre for Keating, despite his Aussie model girlfriend, he has started talking wistfully of spending more time in Ireland.
"I want time for my career, my kids and my partner," Keating said.
"Being on this side of the world, as much as I love it, it's so far from home, so far from the kids and so far from my career there.
"I've had to make massive sacrifices for my career back there and be away from my children.
"It's difficult - Storm and I can be together wherever we are in the world, it's difficult with my kids and career, so I need to assess that for next year," says Keating, who is attending Hamilton Island Race Week with Uechtritz and his children as guests of the island's owner, the Oatley family.
Keating, who has been dating the Australian model and TV producer Uechtritz for 12 months, says he's loving being a part of the X Factor.
"I love the show, I love working with the team, the people, all of it is amazing, I don't knock anything. If I can't do it next year it's because of those things no other reason."
Keating said he's looking forward to his Boyzone tour across the UK and Ireland at the end of this year to mark the band's 20-year anniversary, as well as putting out a group album and a solo album next year.
"Music is my heart and soul, that's what I love to do," he said. The Dubliner, who made his acting debut in Australian film Goddess two years ago, also has other film projects in mind.
"I have some offers, but I want to find the right role, that's important."
Keating and Uechtritz found time in their busy schedules to relax on Hamilton Island, taking a boat to Whitehaven Beach and watching some of the sailing action on board the Oatley family's yacht.
"We're having the best time. I've never seen anything as beautiful as this," he said.
"We took the kids to Whitehaven Beach and it blew their minds. We went to the koala park, we had dinner on a boat, we've just had an incredible time.
"I'd love to buy a plot and have a little holiday home here, it really is special."