'Who knew you could be so bowled over': Simon Harris and wife Caoimhe welcome baby girl 4 years ago

'Who knew you could be so bowled over': Simon Harris and wife Caoimhe welcome baby girl

Excuse us, we have something in our eye...

Congratulations are in order for Simon Harris, who is now a dad!

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The Minister for Health's wife Caoimhe has given birth to the couple's first child.

Taking to Instagram to share the news, the Wicklow TD revealed that they had welcomed a baby girl.

He called being a father his "most important job" and said that the new arrival's name would be announced in due course.

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"Today I take on my most important job - Dad!," he wrote.

"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."

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Harris shared the news last summer that Caoimhe, a cardiac nurse at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, was expecting a baby.

The couple married in July of 2017 in a ceremony in Kilquade, Wicklow with just 150 of their closest family and friends.

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Guests on the big day included former Irish soccer international Damien Duff, then-Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Fine Gael colleagues.

They celebrated with a reception at Tinakilly House in Rathnew, Wicklow.