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Dublin Fire Brigade came to the rescue of a new mum last night when they helped her deliver her son – in the back of a car.

Crews were called to the scene in Whitehall shortly before 7pm last night.

Officers from Finglas fire station attended and aided delivery of the baby boy, a spokeswoman said.

Swords ambulance crew then arrived to bring the pair to hospital.

Mum and baby are said to be doing well.

DFB baby  

DFB officers are no stranger to an emergency delivery when some new arrivals just can't wait until mum arrives in hospital.

In some cases the bundles of joy have visited officers in the fire station in the weeks after the birth to say thank you.