Ireland's first 2016 baby arrives at 12 seconds past midnight

Kieran Patrick Gibbons pipped another baby by just 10 seconds

Ireland's first 2016 baby arrives at 12 seconds past midnight

A new born baby's feet are visible peeking out of a shawl | Image: Andrew Matthews / PA Archive/PA Images

Ireland's first baby of 2016 was born at University Maternity Hospital, Limerick.

It was thought that a little girl born in Holles St in Dublin was first at 21 seconds past 12, but Kieran Patrick Gibbons pipped her to the post entering the world at just 11 seconds past midnight.

Kieran weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces while Dublin-born baby Gabriella weighs 8 pounds 14 ounces and her mother Gretta is doing well.