13 babies delivered at local hospitals during Storm Emma

Three new babies were delivered at the maternity ward in the Midlands regional hospital in Mullingar last night during the worst of storm Emma.

The HSE has confirmed that there were 3 deliveries from 8 pm last night to 8 am today.

At the moment there are 3 mothers in labour and maternity had 90 % occupancy.


10 babies have been delivered in the last 48 hours at Portouncula Hospital maternity ward