Colm O’Regan is quick to admit that first-time fatherhood isn’t the easiest gig: “I work for my wife in a job called Raising Ruby. It doesn’t mean that I’m off the hook but Marie is the real expert,” the Dripsey, Co Cork, native tells Irish Country Living.

“I’m more of a senior manager but there’s no one under me, which leaves me with a great title but no one to pass responsibilities off to. There are days though when I’m with Ruby and I observe something that I then feed into the general database of what she needs,” he says.