Baby dies in Tipperary after being found "unresponsive" in a car

The seven-month-old was airlifted to hospital

Baby dies in Tipperary after being found "unresponsive" in a car

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A baby girl has died after being found in a car on the hottest day of the year.

The seven-month-old was airlifted to hospital on Thursday from the village of Dundrum in Tipperary.

Gardaí say emergency services had responded to a 999 call after the child was found "unresponsive".

She was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Limerick, but pronounced dead a short time later.

It is understood the baby was due to be dropped off at a creche on Thursday morning but did not arrive.

Her father, who works in a local steelworks, is reported to have returned to his car after lunchtime.

Gardaí have described it as "a personal tragedy" and are liaising with the family.

Sinn Féin councillor for Tipperary, Martin Browne, told Newstalk Breakfast the community is in deep shock.

"There's shock in both villages - Golden where the family and Dundrum, where the incident took place.

"People just can't get their heads around what has happened - and thoughts are prayers are with the two families involved".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the two families involved.

"They would be well-known - the young couple were married only last year."