The first Irish IVF or test tube baby is born at St. James's Hospital in Dublin.

The baby girl born on 14 January 1986.was the result of an 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. 

Lawyer Kevin Seagrave talks about the unresolved legal and constitutional issues surrounding IVF. He 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. The reporter is Gerry Reynolds.