The singer's cousin has become a mum

Niall Horan is thrilled after hearing that a new member of his family has been born.

The One Direction singer’s cousin welcomed a daughter yesterday and Niall, 19, couldn’t help sharing the happy news with his Twitter followers.

‘congratulations to my cousin Haley! Just had a baby girl ciara ! delighted !’ Tweeted Niall.

Niall – who’s from Mullingar, Ireland – is close to his family and another one of his cousins came to watch 1D on their Take Me Home tour this week.

Katie Horan watched Niall, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik at Massachusetts’s Comcast Center on Wednesday.

She was very excited to see the boys perform.

‘cousin just text me!” im at the arena, they say I can’t park until 3pm” I’m like I don’t think the stage is even up yet ! I’m in bed still,’ Tweeted Niall before the show.

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