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Seven-month-old girl dies after being found unresponsive in car

The little girl was taken to University Hospital Limerick
Marie Louise McConville

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."

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