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Gardai due to make fresh appeal to mother of abandoned baby

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Primark blanket, M&S bag, and bin liner similar to ones found with abandoned baby from Friday

Primark blanket, M&S bag, and bin liner similar to ones found with abandoned baby from Friday

Primark blanket, M&S bag, and bin liner similar to ones found with abandoned baby from Friday

Gardai are to issued a fresh appeal for information to help trace the mother of a newborn baby girl found in a plastic bag on the side of an isolated road in Rathcoole last Friday.

Officers investigating the case said they are no closer to identifying the infant's parents - seven days on after she was found wrapped in a blanket placed in a Marks and Spencer bag.

It is understood the driver raised the alarm when he heard the baby crying inside a gate.

Speaking at a press conference in Clondalkin, Supt Connolly said he did not believe the infant had been there for very long.

The family law court granted an interim care order to facilitate medical care and the child is now doing well in the Coombe hospital.

Anyone with information about the baby or her mother have been urged to contact officers at Clondalkin Station on 01 666 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

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