Baby on the way for Lucinda Creighton and husband Paul Bradford
Lucinda Creighton has confirmed that she and her husband Senator Paul Bradford are expecting their first baby.
Apart from confirming the happy news, the couple are not releasing any further details.
However, it is known that that the birth will be before the local and European elections next year.
This is the couple’s first child.
The couple married in a low-key ceremony in April 29, 2011, at the Trinity Chapel in Trinity College - the same date as the high-profile nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, although Ms Creighton (33) explained their nuptials were planned long in advance.
The couple met in 2008 and some 20 guests attended their wedding.
"We didn't want a big hoo-hah. It is a very private and personal thing and we didn't want loads of people who didn't know us there. It was particularly special because it was so small," she explained at the time.
Earlier this year, the couple were both expelled from Fine Gael for voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
Like his wife, Sen Bradford (47), who is from Cork, went against the party whip and voted against the bill.
Both were expelled from the party in July.
Before she voted against the party, Lucinda enjoyed a high-profile role as Minister for European Affairs.