The University Maternity Hospital welcomed a little boy just seconds after midnight
The first baby of 2018 has been born in Limerick.
A little boy was born at seven seconds past midnight at the University Maternity Hospital.
The hospital also delivered the first baby on Christmas day.
The second new year baby was a little girl born in University Hospital Waterford at 12.23am.
While the third baby of the new year was delivered at Wexford General Hospital at 12.30am.