In good health: Simon Harris ‘bowled over’ after birth of daughter

Minister and Caoimhe Wade got married in 2017

In good health: Simon Harris and his wife Caoimhe welcomed a baby girl into the world on Friday. Photograph: Instagram

In good health: Simon Harris and his wife Caoimhe welcomed a baby girl into the world on Friday. Photograph: Instagram

 

Minister for Health Simon Harris has become a father for the first time.

Mr Harris (32) posted a photograph of his baby daughter Saoirse with his wife Caoimhe on his Instragram page.

“Today I take on the most important job - Dad!,” he wrote on Friday after the baby was born on Thursday night.

“Caoimhe and I are delighted to welcome our beautiful little daughter into the world.

“So happy. Who knew you could be so bowled over and blown away.”

Mr Harris and Ms Wade married in 2017.

From Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co Wexford, she is a cardiac nurse at the Children’s Heart Centre at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin in Dublin.

Mr Harris announced she was pregnant during the summer by posting the cover a book she gave him entitled: Pregnancy for Men, The whole nine months.