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Say hello to the first babies born in Ireland in 2017

Twin boys were born in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin at one second past midnight.
Jan 1st 2017, 3:00 PM 56,539 34

TWIN BOYS WERE the first babies born in Ireland in 2017.

The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin says the boys made their entrance into the world at one second past midnight. Both the mother and the baby boys are said to be doing well.

A 7lb 15oz baby girl was the second delivery of 2017 in the Rotunda Hospital.

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The proud parents, mother Guo Yan and father Gao Xiao Yong, are from Clonsilla, Dublin.

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Madison Jessica Moran was the fourth baby to be born at the Rotunda this year. She was born at 1.37am.

The parents of the 6lb 9oz baby girl, John Moran and Malgorzata Bialek-Szymanska, are from Navan.

unnamed A 6ib 9oz baby girl Madison Jessica Moran was the Rotunda Hospitals 4th delivery in 2017 born at 1.37am. The proud parents John Moran and Malgorzata Bialek-Szymanska are from Navan Source: Peter Houlihan

The first baby born at Holles St hospital in 2017 was Arlo River Elias, who arrived at 50 seconds past midnight.

Meanwhile in the Coombe, proud parents Rose and Ben Waldron from Kilcock in Kildare welcomed their baby at 7.45 this morning.

The baby, who has yet to be named, weighed in at 7 lbs 12oz.

LR NEW YEAR BABY 758A7740 (1) Rose and Ben Waldron with their baby boy. Source: Eamonn Farrell via

In Limerick, Aine Laffan from Lisnagry welcomed her baby boy Odhran who was born on her kitchen floor at 4.42am.

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Weighing a healthy 7lb, Aine was photographed in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick eight hours after Odhran’s birth.

In Cork, a baby boy was born at 1.05am and both he and his mother are said to be doing well.

Read: In photos: Here’s how the world celebrated the New Year>

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