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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Newborns

This year
Opinion: My whole life has been affected by this condition - more newborn screenings are needed
Jonathan O’Grady lives with spinal muscular atrophy. He says the heel prick test in Ireland should be expanded for early detection.
All time
The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.
Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration
The delay, caused by the HSE cyber attack, has been reduced from 16 weeks
Delays are due to the summer's cyber attack on the HSE, Aoife Barry reports
Parents have been reporting delays of two to three months for registration
Fears for vulnerable parents who can't access child benefit due to the delay
'One in a million': Woman gives birth to identical triplets in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital
Annmarie Byrne-Ryan and David Ryan welcomed their three sons into the world yesterday.
'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'
Many women put their health in second place after giving birth, an expert has said.
'A great joy': Woman gives birth to Poland's first sextuplets
The babies range in weight from 890 grammes to 1.3 kilogrammes.
More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016
51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.
How many babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of thrusts that new self-lubricating condoms can withstand without losing its slipperiness.
76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.
Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'
Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.
New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury
Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.
'We're all delighted': The first baby of the new year was born in Ireland just seconds after midnight
The baby boy was born at exactly seven seconds after 12 and came in weighing 3.26kg (7lbs 3oz).
Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.
Jeremy Kyle got schooled on sex education this morning and everyone's morts for him
The shoe’s on the other foot, for once.
92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.
Newborn girls fare better than boys because of 'genetic advantage'
Irish researchers found that newborn boys have higher rates of infection and sepsis compared to baby girls of the same age.
Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament
Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.
7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.
Paternity leave could be in place by September
Ireland is currently one of the few countries that does not offer paternity leave.
Meet the first babies born in Ireland in 2016
Hi there, new arrivals.
Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.
'A busy day for babies': Christmas newborns welcomed at Ireland's maternity hospitals
Azam Siddiqui was the first baby born on 25 December in Dublin.
More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists
New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.
Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations
New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.
Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork
This new centre will focus on developing screening and diagnostic tests for monitoring pregnancy and newborns.
Tayto Park says hello to a host of newborns
Pitter patter of little paws at Tayto Park.
Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country
An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.
More details emerge on Coombe National Children's Hospital proposal
More details have been revealed about the proposed site for the National Children’s Hospital at the Coombe, which would be tri-located on a 20.5 acre site.
White newborns now a minority in the US
For the first time, there are more Hispanic, black and other minority children under the age of one in the US.
'No active infection' now in hospital unit where three babies died
All of the babies in the Belfast unit have now been screened – though five are still carrying the bacterial infection.