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Meet the first babies born in Ireland in 2016
Hi there, new arrivals.

LITTLE ZAC WAS in a hurry to arrive in 2016 –  he appeared at three minutes past midnight, after a labour of two hours and 35 minutes.

New Years Baby boy in Rotunda Hospital Photo: Peter Houlihan On his first day as Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Prof Fergal Malone (left) congratulates Leanne Byrne and Keith Caprani Photo: Peter Houlihan

But he wasn’t the first baby born in Ireland in the new year. That honour goes to Kieran Patrick Gibbons, who arrived at 11 seconds past midnight at University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

He’s the son of Jennifer O’Neill and Mark Gibbons, who are from Dooradoyle. It was a busy start to 2016 in Limerick, with babies born at 12.08am, 12.33am, 1.04am, 2.17am and 4.48am at the maternity hospital.

The second baby born this year was Gabriella, to parents Grett and Adonais Miranda at the National Maternity hospital in Dublin. She was born 21 seconds after midnight.

Meanwhile, the first baby born at the Coombe was baby Adeoye, who appeared at 12.14am this morning. Her parents are Michelle and Kehinda Adeoye, who have two other daughters and a son.

Baby Adeoye was the first of six babies born at the Coombe between midnight and 5am.

Over in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Zac’s father Keith Caprani told that he and partner Leanne Byrne’s new arrival weighed 9lb 12 oz.

The couple are both from Blanchardstown and it is their first child.

Read: Happy New Year! This is how the world celebrated 2016’s arrival>

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