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Ireland AM host Ciara Doherty's husband praises nurses and midwives amid strike action

6th Feb 19 | Family

Producer Richard Stearn called staff at the National Maternity Hospital "incredible"

Following the birth of their first child on Monday, Ireland AM presenter Ciara Doherty's other half Richard Stearn has praised staff at the National Maternity Hospital amid nurse and midwife strike action.

The couple welcomed a baby girl weighing 7 pounds, and both mother and baby are said to be "doing great".

Photographer: Dermot Culhane Photography

Richard Stearn, who also works at Virgin Media Television as a producer, called nursing staff "incredible", adding that his daughter "spent her first day listening to the protests & loud chants of the amazing women who helped bring her into the world."

Richard's tweets came as 37,000 nurses and midwives entered their second day of strike action.