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Renewed appeal - Newborn baby discovered alive in Rathcoole on the 8/05/15

Gardai in Clondalkin will make a renewed appeal at Clondalkin Garda Station today, the 15/5/15 at 3pm. Members of the media are invited to attend.

In addition Gardai will be canvassing the public at Steelstown Road, Rathcoole between 2pm and 4pm today to jog people’s memory in relation to the events of last Friday.

Garda Press Office

Gardaí wish to renew their appeal in relation to the discovery of a new-born baby girl on Steelstown Road, Rathcoole, County Dublin yesterday afternoon, Friday 8th May 2015 at approximately 3.30pm.

We are pleased to be able to report that the child is doing well and her condition is described as stable. The baby girl is being cared for in the hospital and An Garda Síochána are working closely with the HSE and Tusla.

Based on medical opinion the baby girl may have been born 24–36 hours prior to her discovery. 

Superintendent Brendan Connolly, Clondalkin Garda station, reiterated that "Gardaí are concerned for the welfare of the mother of this child and are appealing for her to seek immediate medical treatment and to contact Gardaí who are anxious to reunite her with her baby. This mother has nothing to fear, we are here to help and the matter will be dealt with compassionately and sensitively.”

Sergeant Maeve O'Sullivan of the Child Protection Unit in Clondalkin and her staff are available at any time. Anyone, or indeed any family members or friends, wishing to speak with Sergeant O'Sullivan will be dealt with with the utmost discretion.

There are a number of items on display.

Agreen paper Marks and Spencers bag, a black plastic refuse and a fleece throw (Primark home), which were found with the baby. Somebody out there must recognise these items and we are appealing for anyone who can assist to contact Gardaí at Clondalkin on 01 6667600, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.