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Newborn baby revived by Dublin Fire Brigade after "unexpected" home birth

The dramatic situation unfolded near Tallaght at the weekend.

09/05/2013. Dublin Scenes. Pictured a Dublin Fire File photo Source: Sam Boal/

AN UNEXPECTED HOME birth in west Dublin has had a happy ending after the arrival of Dublin Fire Brigade.

In the wake of the home birth, which happened in the Tallaght area at the weekend, the newborn baby stopped breathing.

However, the attending ambulance crew and fire officers, who included an advanced paramedic amongst their ranks, were able to resuscitate the baby and take care of the mother.

Mother and baby are understood to be doing fine.

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