Seven-month-old girl dies after being found unresponsive in car
A village in Co Tipperary was in shock last night as details emerged about the death of a baby who was left alone for hours in a car.
The seven-month-old girl was found unresponsive near Dundrum at around 1.45pm yesterday, on one of the hottest days of the year.
It is understood that she was the only child of a young couple from the county. She has been named locally as Chloe Fogarty.
It was reported that her father went to work at a local factory at around 8am, but left his daughter in the car in a case being treated as a tragic accident.
The infant was transferred by ambulance to a nearby GAA pitch from where she was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick, but was later pronounced dead.
A post-mortem is due to be carried out today to confirm the cause of death.
A Garda spokesman described what happened as a "a personal tragedy" and a "very sensitive" case.
Roger Kennedy, a Fianna Fáil county councillor, described the death as "just so sad".
"The whole area is in shock," he said.
"There is total sadness here."