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Doing well: Ryanair worker Amy Fennell cradles her newborn daughter Hope at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin

Doing well: Ryanair worker Amy Fennell cradles her newborn daughter Hope at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin

Doing well: Ryanair worker Amy Fennell cradles her newborn daughter Hope at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin

In a time of unprecedented levels of fear and uncertainty, one Dublin mother has named her newborn baby Hope as she looks toward a brighter future.

When Amy Fennell (34) arrived at the Rotunda Hospital on Monday, little did she realise her daughter would arrive three weeks earlier than expected.

While she is "over the moon", the mother of two cannot receive any visitors due to strict measures imposed by the hospital.