Health Minister Simon Harris and his wife Caoimhe have become parents for the first time.
Baby Saoirse came into the world on Thursday night.
Proud dad Simon posted the following message on his Instagram account.
“Today I take on my most important job – Dad! Caoimhe and I are delighted to welcome our beautiful little daughter into the world. Name to follow! So happy. Who knew you could be so bowled over and blown away #itsagirl#prouddad #surreal #baby #happy “