There's always a few tears of joy shed at the arrivals gate of airports around Ireland at Christmas but this homecoming, in 2015, was extra special.

Emotions are high around the arrivals gate of Dublin Airport this time of year, as family and friends make their way home for Christmas.

Among the many happy homecomings, back in 2015, there was also romance in the air.

FM reporter Juliette Gash teased a surprise on Twitter.

Something big is about to happen @DublinAirport

— Juliette Gash (@JulietteGash) December 18, 2015

Irishman Martin Mulroe got off his flight from Australia and went down on one knee to propose to his long-term girlfriend Louise Mooney.

She said yes.

Here’s a video of the proposal:

* Originally published in 2015.

Irishman Martin Mulroe proposes to long-term girlfriend Louise