Mum who left baby in hotel to return here

Claire Murphy

THE mum who abandoned her baby in a city-centre guesthouse will be reunited with her son in Dublin this week.

It's understood that she plans to name the baby Luke.

The young mother's own parents will accompany her from Germany back to Ireland.

The baby, who is an Irish citizen, is said to be in good health and was taken into HSE care after being found at the hostel.

The woman had hid her pregnancy from family and friends by wearing baggy clothes and the first medical treatment she received was at a psychiatric clinic in Germany.

The mother, who was studying in UCD, left her baby alone on the morning of April 14 in the hotel bedroom and boarded a flight to Frankfurt.

She had checked in with her baby boy into The Glen Guest House on Lower Gardiner Street at around 6pm on the Friday night but checked out alone early the next morning.

The Herald revealed how guesthouse worker Zhana Klisuoska (28) discovered the tiny baby cold, hungry and crying , wearing just a nappy and vest.

"I could hear the baby inside crying loudly, so I went in and I got a shock when I saw him lying on the bed," she told the Herald last week.

"The poor baby was freezing, he was blue.

"I found a soother beside him and put it in his mouth and he stopped crying."

Gardai have discovered the identity of the hostel where the baby was born just two days before he was abandoned.

Receptionist at The Glen Goran Josifov (34) praised the mum's decision to return home and said: "The poor woman obviously needed help and everyone at the hostel wishes her the very best for the future."

It's understood that the woman has plans to return to complete her studies at UCD.