Colin Farrell is top of fantasy father list

Colin Farrell may be most famous for his drunken exploits and party-loving nature -- but almost a quarter of Irish women think he would make the best father for their children.

A hefty 23pc of respondents to a recent survey chose the actor when asked who they would pick as a fantasy father.



Rugby star Rob Kearney and TV presenter Craig Doyle came joint second favourite fantasy fathers in the survey. Comedian Des Bishop and rugby player Ronan O'Gara were hot on their heels with 8pc.



Meanwhile, Mr O'Gara's Leinster rugby rival Brian O'Driscoll trailed with 6pc of the votes in the survey of 400 women.



The Clonmel Healthcare survey aims to highlight the "One a Day Every Day" campaign that reminds women of the benefits of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy.



According to the results of the survey, 40pc of women fail to take folic acid.



"In most parts of the world, it is estimated that up to 50pc of pregnancies are unplanned so it is very important for sexually active women of childbearing age to take folic acid as a daily supplement," said Dublin GP Dr Joe Curry.

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