Dublin welcomed its first baby of the new decade this morning.
Her mother, Patience Setuke, delivered the child just 12 seconds after midnight.
She said: "As it was approaching midnight, the doctors were saying probably we can wait for another few hours but with the situation didn't allow us to that so unfortunately we had to go with the emergency and that's how I became the first mom to give birth in Ireland."
Patience is from South Africa and lives in Kildare. Her baby girl was born in the Rotunda Hospital and weighed just over 7 lbs.
No child has been delivered in the Coombe Hospital since midnight.
However, another girl was born in Cork University Maternity Hospital at 22 minutes past midnight.
Children were also born in Galway, Waterford and Tipperary before 1am this morning.
More than 392,000 babies are expected to be born today across the world, according to UNICEF.
2.5 million newborns died in their first month of life in 2018 and UNICEF is calling on countries to invest in health workers to save babies.