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Abandoned baby girl found in Rathcoole, County Dublin

A newborn baby girl has been found close to business premises in Rathcoole, County Dublin.

The baby was found alone and abandoned at about 15:30 local time on Friday on Steelstown Road.

Police said the child was tended to at the scene by their officers and medical staff. She was taken to Tallaght Hospital.

Her condition is described as stable.

Police said they were concerned for the welfare of the child's mother and were appealing for her to seek immediate medical treatment and contact them.