The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin delivered the first babies of the New Year when twin boys were born at one second past midnight.
The newborns weighed in at 6.17 pounds (2.8kg) and 5.9 pounds (2.68kg) respectively. The first baby was born at one second past midnight, with his brother following six minutes later.
Mother and babies are reported to be in good health.
The first baby born at Holles St hospital in 2017 was Arlo River Elias, who arrived at 50 seconds past midnight.
Britain’s first baby of 2017 was born one minute into the New Yeara at 12:01
Baby girl Ellina Kumari was delivered in City Hospital in Birmingham weighing a healthy 6lbs 8ozs.