Two arrested over death of baby girl released without charge

Young child suffered fatal head injuries in Longford and died at Temple Street Hospital

The two suspects had been taken to Longford for questioning.

The two suspects had been taken to Longford for questioning.


Two people who were arrested in connection with the death of a three-month old baby girl last year have been released without charge.

Gardaí said a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí believed the two suspects had information about how the baby suffered fatal head injuries in Longford.

The Irish Times understands the people arrested, a man in his early 30s and woman in her 20s, had also been investigated by child welfare agencies about the care of other children.

The girl who died was brought to Dublin’s Temple Street Hospital last June. She died on June 4th after efforts by medics to save her life were not successful.

A postmortem examination was carried out at the time and the other examinations by specialist medical experts have also been conducted.

The medical team concluded the child had suffered head injuries, that these had proven fatal and had been sustained with third-party involvement.

Gardaí from Longford arrested the two suspects in Dublin on Friday.

The two suspects were taken to Longford for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.