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07.15 11 May 2015


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The baby girl found abandoned in Rathcoole in Dublin on Friday could be discharged from hospital shortly and placed in foster care.

Earlier Gardai issued an appeal to Baby Maria's mother to come forward - saying she has nothing to fear.

Maria was found on Friday in Steelstown inside a black plastic bag, which was inside a paper Marks and Spencer Bag.

Gardaí today renewing their effort to trace the mother of a baby found on a Dublin roadside last Friday.

The baby girl is thought to have been between 24 to 36 hours old when she was found on the Steelstown Road, near Rathcoole close to the N7.

The infant is now being cared for at the Coombe Hospital.

Some of the items found with the abandoned baby | Image: Frank Greaney
A close-up of the Primark Home blanket | Image: Juliette Gash

Investigating officers are stepping up their appeal for information about the baby's mother.

They want to make contact in case she also needs medical care or support.

The gardaí and child and family agency, TUSLA, held a news conference earlier.

Superintendent Brendan Connolly of Clondalkin garda station says the baby is doing well.

He told Newstalk Lunchtime that all they are concerned about is her mother - and that she has nothing to fear.


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