Ireland's first baby of the new year was believed to have been born at the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in Dublin, just after the stroke of midnight.

The baby girl, who has yet to be named, was born to parents Selina and Nathan Burke from Dublin, at one second after 12am.

Other early 2022 births were celebrated at the Rotunda Hospital, University Hospital Galway and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The second baby of 2022 was born at University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

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A baby girl called Ruth was born weighing 3.375kg at 14 seconds past midnight.

Mum Jennifer Leahy and Dad Patrick Hogan are delighted with the new arrival, while Ruth's three sisters, Emma, Lucy and Isabel are looking forward to meeting their new baby sister.

At Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda another baby girl was born at seven minutes past midnight.

Janisa Sharma was born to mum Monika Singh Sharma, weighing in at 3.9kg.

Dad Bhupender Sharma said they were delighted to have the baby on 1 January. Janisa's brother, May, is looking forward to meeting his baby sister.

At University Hospital Galway, baby Isabelle Treacy came into the world at 1.25am, weighing 3.25kg.

Mum Mary Teresa and Dad Stephen Treacy from Belclare in Tuam in Co Galway, are over the moon with their new arrival.

There was also new year joy at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin when baby Carter Claxton was welcomed into the world.

He was born at 1.37am to proud parents Ciara and Graham from Hollystown in Dublin.