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27th Jan 2023

Shock after baby is discovered alone in pram late at night in Dublin

Kat O'Connor

A passerby waited for the baby’s carer to appear, but nobody showed up.

A baby was found alone in a pram in Dublin on Monday night, Gardaí have confirmed.

The child has since been handed over to the Gardaí.

The infant, believed to be a few months old, was handed into a garda station.

The child was discovered by a passerby in the Mountjoy area on Monday night.

The baby was reportedly found outside the Mater Hospital.

A woman found the infant unattended at around 9 pm on January 23rd.

According to The Independent, the woman waited with the baby for an hour, but nobody showed up.

baby found

After the child’s parent/guardian failed to show up, the woman decided it would be best to bring them to a nearby station.

The woman decided to bring the child to Mountjoy Garda Station.

The women then handed the infant over to the Gardaí.

In a statement to, Gardaí confirmed;

“Gardaí attended the scene of an incident in the Mountjoy area, Dublin 7 on Monday evening 23rd January 2023.

“Owing to the sensitive nature of this incident there is no further information available.”