Cork woman Michelle Healy, who was eliminated on the 14th count and finished in 6th place in the Seanad elections, has sent the internet into overdrive sharing Tweets of her parents and their funny antics whilst in lockdown.
Most people are coming up with creative ways to stave off the boredom whilst we stay inside, and Michelle’s parents are no exception.
Snowie Dunphy Healy and her husband Mick, who have been married for over four decades, first started gaining traction online when Michelle posted a picture of her dad dyeing her mum’s hair in their garden.
"Love in the time of Corona... Mum has resorted to asking Dad to dye her hair," Michelle wrote on Twitter.
The al fresco salon consisted of a garden chair with some newspaper underneath to protect the garden patio, whilst their pug Buddy watched in eager anticipation of the outcome.
Fortunately, the gamble paid off and Michelle's mum was happy with her salon experience.
"Dad did a great job in fairness to him! Now, mum is threatening to cut my hair though," Michelle told.
Later Michelle’s mum went viral again as she was pictured ironing money in an attempt to kill the germs, with many people quick to joke that she was "laundering money".
Snowie and Mick have also been keeping active whilst in lockdown doing laps of their house in Bishopstown joined by Buddy the Pug and tailless cat, Bunny.
Michelle, who has been living with her parents for the last number of weeks, said she’s greatly enjoying the time spent with her mum and dad.
"My parents were so supportive of my Seanad campaign. They've always been there for me and I'm so grateful.
"I’m one of six children but I’m actually the only one living in Cork so I’ve been in lockdown with my parents and it’s been wonderful to spend so much time with them."