Miriam Donohoe: Having a baby is no barrier to Lucinda's ambitions
So Lucinda Creighton is going to be a busy woman in 2014. Not only is the outspoken, feisty, 33-year-old Fine Gael TD considering giving birth to a new political party, but yesterday she confirmed she is also expecting her first baby next year.
This is joyous news for Lucinda and her husband, Fine Gael senator Paul Bradford. They are facing into the wonders of parenthood and all the happiness, challenges, worries and fulfilment that it will bring.
The pregnancy comes at a time when Lucinda is very much in the public eye and regarded as a political femme fatal. She is a talented and brave young politician who has the courage of her convictions. She and her husband lost the Fine Gael party whip in July for refusing to support the Coalition's Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. They are very much outcasts in Fine Gael. It is highly doubtful that if it's a boy they will be calling the baby Enda.