Second baby joy for RTE's Claire

Glowing: Claire is to double the number in her brood. Photo: Collins

By Melanie Finn

RTE'S Claire Byrne has said she "can't wait" to get her new arrival home in the coming days.

Claire (39) welcomed a baby girl named Jane with fiancé Gerry Scollan after the Laois native gave birth in a Dublin hospital over the weekend.

The RTE anchor had her first baby Patrick on October 25, 2013, meaning there will be less than a year between them in a case of 'Irish Twins'.

"We are so delighted with Jane. She is a happy, healthy girl and is such a welcome addition to our little family," the Prime Time presenter told the Herald last night.


"The staff in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street have been, as they always are, so professional, kind, calm and patient.

"Myself, Gerry and Patrick can't wait to get Jane home in the next few days," she added.