Parents name newborn quadruplets

THE proud parents of Ireland’s new quadruplets have named their babies - Daniel, Aaron, Abbie and Raicheal.

The quads, who were born in Cork’s Erinville Maternity Hospital on Monday morning, were reported to be doing well last night.

Their dad, Ronan Murray, from Douglas, a pilot based in the United Arab Emirates, said he and his wife, Maeve, and their daughter, Ciara, were delighted that everything had gone so well.

The family decided to come back to Ireland to have the babies. Mr Murray arrived to visit his wife and new babies at the hospital yesterday morning.

Beaming from ear to ear, he declined to speak to the waiting media. But he issued a brief statement afterwards.

“We would like to thank the staff on Floor 2 in the hospital who have looked after Maeve since she was admitted, as well as all the staff involved in the delivery,” he said.

“We appreciate that there was such a huge team effort to ensure everything was in place and we are grateful for that.

“The babies are doing well and their big sister Ciara is very excited about her new brothers and sisters,” he said.

Hospital manager Nora Geary said all medical and midwifery staff were very pleased with the quads’ progress.

The babies were born by caesarean section between 9.14am and 9.16am on Monday morning.

Consultant obstetrician Dr John Coulter said the smooth delivery was testament to the effective planning and professionalism of all the staff involved.

“The babies are doing well and are being cared for in the neo-natal intensive care unit under the guidance of my colleague, neonatologist Dr Tony Ryan, and his team,” he said.

“We wish them all well and offer our whole hearted congratulations to mum, dad and big sister Ciara.”

The quads are likely to remain in hospital for a number of weeks.

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