Emergency services found a woman who had given birth at the junction of Linenhall Street and North King Street early on Monday morning
Further to reports on Monday of a woman having given birth at the junction of Linenhall Street and North King Street in central Dublin in the early hours of Monday morning…
The Irish Times reports this morning that she remained in the Rotunda Hospital last night:
The woman, who is of no fixed address but is believed to be a Dubliner, went into labour just after 1am around the junction of Linenhall Street and North King Street in what were below-zero temperatures at the time.
She delivered the baby by the roadside in the north inner city as a number of passersby and local people went to her aid on hearing her screams.
After giving birth the woman then walked southwards towards the quays and was eventually found with her baby by the emergency services at the Four Courts on Inns Quay.
…Garda sources described her as having no fixed address, although it remained unclear if she was a rough sleeper.
A number of sources in outreach services said the woman was not known to them and they believed she would be had she been sleeping on the streets.
The Irish Independent reported:
“Despite report that the woman was homeless, a well-informed source told the Irish Independent that she was not a client of Dublin Region Homeless Executive’s (DRHE) services.”