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'Everyone is in total shock' - Investigation continuing into tragic death of baby girl in Tipperary

The baby girl was found unresponsive in a vehicle in Dundrum village yesterday afternoon.

dundrum Dundrum village, Co Tipperary Source: Google Maps

A GARDA INVESTIGATION into the death of a seven-month-old baby girl is continuing this morning.

Baby Chloe Fogarty was found unresponsive in a car in Dundrum village in Co Tipperary yesterday afternoon at about 1.45pm and airlifted to University Hospital Limerick, where she tragically passed away.

It’s understood that the baby girl’s father, Paul Fogarty, became distracted by a phone call while en route to leave her at creche at about 8am, and went to work unaware that she remained in the vehicle.

Paul and his wife Louise have been married less than 12 months. Chloe was their only child.

“The whole community is in disbelief, we just can’t believe what has happened here,” local councillor Martin Browne told

Everyone is in total shock. Anything we can do to support the family we will do. But we have to give them room to grieve as well.

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“The community is rallying around, both in Dundrum and Golden, and we’ll give the family as much support as we can,” he added.

A post mortem is due to take place on the baby girl’s body today, per standard procedure.

A Garda spokesperson said that the investigation into the “personal tragedy” is ongoing.

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