Gardai release first images of 'Baby Maria'

Baby Maria
Baby Maria

The first picture of the baby abandoned in Dublin 12 days ago have been released

In a statement the Gardai said:

Gardaí enquiring into the discovery of a newborn baby girl in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on Friday the 8th of May 2015 wish to renew their appeal.

It has been 12 days since the discovery of the baby and we wish to thank the public for their assistance. Gardaí have received a number of calls from the public and all these calls have been followed through on, but unfortunately the mother has not yet contacted Gardaí or Tusla.

Today an image of the baby is being made available to assist the appeal.

Sergeant Maeve O’ Sullivan, Child Protection Unit, Clondalkin, today said:
"We are releasing this photograph so Mum can see her little baby girl and we would ask Mum to please contact us.”

An Garda Síochaná and Tusla continue to liaise closely and would request anyone with information to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01-6667600, or Tusla can be contacted on 01-6206387.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been on Steelstown Lane, between 10am and 3pm on Fri 8th May, to now contact Clondalkin Garda Station if they have not already done so.

We wish to acknowledge those who have already come forward with information.

They also issued this picture, of Sergeant Maeve O’ Sullivan of the Child Protection Unit in Clondalkin and Rita Byrne, Principal Social worker with Tusla with a picture of Baby Maria.

Medics in Tallaght were immediate in their response to ambulance crews when they heard the baby was on the way and teams of nurses and medical staff looked after her until she could be transferred to the specialist care she needed on Friday May 8.

The baby was eventually transferred to the Coombe, where it is understood she was immediately treated for hypothermia.