Breaking: Garda probe after newborn baby found dead in car boot on Tipperary / Offaly border

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Breaking: Garda probe after newborn baby found dead in car boot on Tipperary / Offaly border

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a newborn baby in the boot of a car outside Birr last month.

The Gardai have confirmed they are investigating the incident, which happended on March 29.

It is understood the death was discovered when the mother of the baby presented at Tullamore General Hospital after delivering the baby in the vehicle days earlier. 

Gardai confirmed that a post mortem examination carried out on April 1 at the hospital found that the child died from natural causes.

The death is being treated as a tragedy.

A file is being prepared on the matter for the coroner.