Author Cecelia Ahern and her partner David Keoghan have welcomed their first child.

The baby girl, who will be named Robin, weighed 6lb when she was born at Dublin's Rotunda Hospital.

A statement issued on behalf of the couple said that they were "delighted to announce the arrival of a baby girl, Robin."

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Westlife star Nicky Byrne, who is married to Cecelia's sister Georgina, said: “Myself, Georgina, Rocco and Jay are absolutely delighted for Cecelia and David's amazing news."

"What a wonderful Christmas gift and we all look forward to meeting their new arrival in the next few days."