The first Irish IVF or test-tube baby was born at St. James's Hospital in Dublin on 14 January 1986.
The little girl was the result of a in vitro-fertilisation (IVF) programme begun by Professor Robert Harrison. The programme is controversial and is now the subject of discussion by the hospital authorities.
Reporter Gerry Reynolds speaks to lawyer Kevin Seagrave about the unresolved legal and constitutional issues surrounding IVF. Dr Seagrave has written extensively in the Irish Medical Times on the subject of test-tube babies. He discusses the potential legalities surrounding parental rights the use of donors, and illegitimacy.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 January 1986.