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Renewed appeal for information Newborn baby discovered alive in Rathcoole 8/05/15

Gardai enquiring into the discovery of a newborn baby girl in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on Friday the 8th of May 2015 wish to renew their appeal.

It has been 7 days since the discovery of the baby and we wish to thank the public for their assistance. Gardai have received a number of calls from the public and all these calls have been followed through on, but unfortunately the mother has not yet contacted Gardai or Tusla.

Sergeant Maeve O’ Sullivan, Child Protection Unit, Clondalkin, today said:

‘This little girl is doing well. I am appealing to the mum to come and see her baby in the Coombe Hospital. I am asking for mum to please contact me personally or any member of Tusla or the medical profession so you can see your daughter.

We remain anxious for the mum to seek medical attention and would also appeal to anyone who can help us in this regard to now do so by contacting me.’

Sergeant Maeve O’ Sullivan can be contacted in Clondalkin on 01 6667600 or Tusla can be contacted on 01 6206387


Note to Editor: No images of the baby will be made available at this time and the matter will be reviewed early next week.

Garda Press Office

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.