COUNTY Council proceedings can often send one off to the land of nod – and little Ellen Norah Irish Mullally was no exception.
The two-week-old slept soundly in her councillor mother's arms as she attended her first sitting of Kilkenny County Council.
The daughter of Fine Gael councillor Anne-Maria Irish from Slieverue, Co Kilkenny, she got an early introduction to the political world having been born on March 5.
Her mother was keen to get back to work and decided to bring Ellen, wrapped up inside a cosy snowsuit, along to show her the ropes.
"Ellen Norah might as well get used to political life at a very early stage and she behaved perfectly throughout the whole event," said her proud mother.
Cllr Irish and her husband, William Mullally, have four older children – Oliver (16), William (15), Stephen (13) and Kate (9).