"This little girl is doing well": Gardai urge mother to come forward

The scene where the baby was found last week
The scene where the baby was found last week

One week on from the discovery of 'Baby Maria' Gardai have appealed once again for information about the infant.

Gardai returned to the stretch of the Steelstown Road, Rathcoole, just off the Naas Road where Baby Maria was found last Friday in the hope of triggering some fresh information about the identity of the child.

Despite a nationwide appeal for information the gardai are still no closer to identifying the baby or getting in touch with the parents, especially the mother.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon at Clondalkin Garda Station, Superintendent Brendan Connolly said: “This is not a criminal investigation in the strictest sense of our investigation. We are concerned first and last with the welfare of this mother.” 

“The mother should have absolutely no fear of coming to talk to us.”

Sergeant Maeve O’Sullivan, from the Child Protection Unit, confirmed the baby was 'doing well' but it remained in the Coombe Hospital.

Superintendent Connolly said that a number of lines of inquiry had been followed but no significant development.

"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."