Another One Direction member is off the market One Direction Thu-10-May-12 10:43 Share this One Direction star Niall has a new girlfriend. He’s dating 17 year old high school student Ali McGinley. Niall is 18. He hooked up with Ali while he was home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, over the weekend. But Directioners are not happy Niall is taken. They have been bombarding Ali with abuse on her Tumblr feed. One person posted, “You’re actually pathetic, I dunno what Niall sees in you.... annoying c***.” Check out the photos... You May Also Like Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .