However, the veteran soap actress explained that she doesn't expect Irene to discover a long-lasting romance in the near future.
"I would really love it if someone dishy came along for Irene," she told the Daily Star.
"She deserves a bit of happiness. But then again, if she did meet someone she'd only be happy for so long - this is Summer Bay, after all."
McGranger also revealed that she has received an "overwhelming" amount of support since her character was diagnosed with cancer.
"When they told me Irene was going to get cancer, I sat down with the writers and we went through it," she added.
"The number of letters I've had has been overwhelming and at times heartbreaking.
"Her storyline has touched so many people."
Lynne McGranger recently said that she would like Irene Roberts to become the local pastor in the soap.