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Parents across country receive ultimate Christmas present as babies arrive on Christmas Day

Published 25/12/2015 | 10:46

Daughter of Robert and Annmarie Mullervy from Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Elaina yawns after being the first baby born at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015. Elaina, who was born at 01:59 weighing 8 lb 8 oz (3.8kg), is the couple’s first child. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Daughter of Robert and Annmarie Mullervy from Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Elaina yawns after being the first baby born at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015. Elaina, who was born at 01:59 weighing 8 lb 8 oz (3.8kg), is the couple’s first child. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Foued Ben Hassen from Dublin holds his son Skander who was the first baby born at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015. Skander, who was born at 00:09 weighing 3.96kg, is the first child for Foued and his wife Maha. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Mary Ellen O'Sullivan from Cork city pictured with newborn son Ryan born in Cork University Maternity Hospital on 22/12/15. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Archie Copley from Kilrush born at 5.05am to mum Rita and weighing in at 7lbs 6oz. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jordan born at 1.15am and weighing in at 7lbs 12oz to Martha Bourke and Jordan Finnerty from Nenagh. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Kian O’Connell is held by his sister jamie. Kian was born at 10.21am weighing in at 7lbs 1oz to mum Zara O’Regan and dad Jamie O’Connell, from Shannon. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jack born at 10.13am weighing in at 9lbs 1oz to Carmel and John Sheehan from Ballynacally, Ennis their 5th son. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
Anna Dabulis Sawaryn from Cork city with her newborn daughter Amelia born in Cork University Maternity Hospital at 3:40am 25/12/15. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Anna Dabulis Sawaryn from Cork city pictured with her newborn daughter Amelia and midwives Anne Twomey and Rose O'Riorda. Amelia was born in Cork University Maternity Hospital at 3:40am 25/12/15. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Parents across the country were given the ultimate gift as their babies were born on Christmas Day.

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The very first baby to arrive at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin today was Skander, pictured below with proud dad Foued Ben Hassen from Dublin.

Skander arrived at 00:09am weighing 3.69kg and is the first child for Foued and his wife Maha.

Over at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, Elaina was born at 01:59 to mum Annemarie and dad Robert Mullervy from Arklow, Co Wicklow.  Elaina, their first child, weighed 8lb 8oz (3.8kg).

Robert Mullervy from Arklow, Co. Wicklow holds his daughter Elaina, who was the first baby born at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015. Elaina, who was born at 01:59 weighing 8 lb 8 oz (3.8kg), is the first child for Robert and Annmarie Mullervy. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Robert Mullervy from Arklow, Co. Wicklow holds his daughter Elaina, who was the first baby born at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, Ireland on Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015. Elaina, who was born at 01:59 weighing 8 lb 8 oz (3.8kg), is the first child for Robert and Annmarie Mullervy. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

Mum Aiveen Dykes and dad Austin O'Dwyer from Naas, Co Kildare also received the ultimate gift, at 1am this morning.

Baby Emily Dykes was the first baby to be born on Christmas Day at the Coombe hospital in Dublin.

25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jordan born at 1.15am and weighing in at 7lbs 12oz to Martha Bourke and Jordan Finnerty from Nenagh.
Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jordan born at 1.15am and weighing in at 7lbs 12oz to Martha Bourke and Jordan Finnerty from Nenagh. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The new arrival weighed 5lbs and 1 oz (or 2.3kg) and is Aiveen and Austin's first baby.

Emily is one of five babies delivered at the busy maternity hospital since midnight last night.

In Limerick, John Finnerty and Martha Bourke from Nenagh are new parents to baby Jordan born at 1.15am and weighing in at 7lbs 12oz.

The Christmas stork delivered Baby Archie Copley from Kilrush early this morning, at 5.05am to mum Rita and the new bundle weighed in at 7lbs 6oz.

25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Kian O’Connell is held by his sister jamie. Kian was born at 10.21am weighing in at 7lbs 1oz to mum Zara O’Regan and dad Jamie O’Connell, from Shannon.
Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Kian O’Connell is held by his sister jamie. Kian was born at 10.21am weighing in at 7lbs 1oz to mum Zara O’Regan and dad Jamie O’Connell, from Shannon. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Also, Jamie O'Connell was thrilled to become a new big sister to Kian.  Kian was born at 10.21am this morning weighing 7lbs 1oz to mum Zara O'Regan and dad Jamie O'Connell.

Jack Sheehan arrived shortly before Kian at 10.13am.  He's the fifth son of Carmel and John Sheehan from Ballynacally, Ennis and he weighed 9lbs 1oz.

25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jack born at 10.13am weighing in at 9lbs 1oz to Carmel and John Sheehan from Ballynacally, Ennis their 5th son.
Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22
25/12/2015. Christmas Day baby Jack born at 10.13am weighing in at 9lbs 1oz to Carmel and John Sheehan from Ballynacally, Ennis their 5th son. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Meanwhile at Cork University Maternity Hospital, Mary Ellen O'Sullivan gave birth to baby Ryan today while delighted Anna Dabulis Sawaryn from Cork city also welcomed her newborn daughter Amelia overnight.

Mary Ellen O'Sullivan from Cork city pictured with newborn son Ryan born in Cork University Maternity Hospital on 22/12/15.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Mary Ellen O'Sullivan from Cork city pictured with newborn son Ryan born in Cork University Maternity Hospital on 22/12/15. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Anna Dabulis Sawaryn from Cork city pictured with her newborn daughter Amelia and midwives Anne Twomey and Rose O'Riorda. Amelia was born in Cork University Maternity Hospital at 3:40am 25/12/15.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Anna Dabulis Sawaryn from Cork city pictured with her newborn daughter Amelia and midwives Anne Twomey and Rose O'Riorda. Amelia was born in Cork University Maternity Hospital at 3:40am 25/12/15. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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