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Woman gives birth in social welfare office in Dublin's north inner city

Woman gives birth in social welfare office in Dublin's north inner city

A woman gave birth to a baby in social welfare office in Dublin city centre.

The baby was welcomed at The Department of Social Protection’s office on Gardiner Street in the city yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson for The Department of Social Protection confirmed that paramedics rushed to the scene to attend to the woman who was in labour and staff assisted her until their arrival.

The Dublin Fire Brigade also attended the scene at around 2.45pm on Thursday.

The woman (25) was attended to at the scene by a member of the fire brigade.

No other details of the woman were provided 'in order to respect the woman's confidentiality', according to a spokesperson from the Department of Social Protection.

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