A nine-week-old girl continued fighting for her life last night after suffering serious head injuries in an incident in Co Louth on Tuesday.
he Irish Independent revealed that the toddler also had numerous bruises on his body, which are classified as suspicious.
So far, there have been no arrests as part of the investigation.
But senior sources said last night the incident is likely to be escalated into a criminal matter.
This has not yet happened pending the results of the medical reports and interviews with two adults.
The incident happened at a home in Co Louth.
The little girl is believed to have two older siblings, but it is not known if they were at the property when the incident happened.
Gardaí have been cooperating with the Tusla Child Protection Agency as part of their investigation.
Yesterday it emerged Gardaí were told the little girl “fell down the stairs”.
The Louth infant is currently seriously ill at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.
The circumstances of how she sustained her life-threatening injuries are currently the subject of the Garda investigation.
She was hospitalized after Gardaí and the emergency services were alerted.
It is understood that investigators do not believe the child’s injuries were accidental.
However, they continue to conduct investigations.
Gardaí have said they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the incident.
As part of the investigation, Senior Gardaí held a case conference at Drogheda Garda Station to coordinate their investigation.
In a statement, Tusla said: “Any trauma or injury to a child is very difficult for the family and the community.
“However, it is inappropriate for Tusla to comment at this time as not all the facts are known.
“When a child or family enters into a relationship with a public service like Tusla, they are entitled to have the information generated in that relationship treated confidentially and remain private,” she added.
“This is vital to the issues Tusla is involved in,” the statement said.
Gardaí confirmed on Thursday that an investigation was ongoing.
“The infant is currently in critical condition.
“Further information is currently not available,” said a spokesman.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/nine-week-old-baby-fighting-for-her-life-had-severe-head-injuries-and-extensive-bruising-after-fall-down-stairs-41996071.html The nine-week-old baby, who was fighting for his life, had serious head injuries and extensive bruising after falling down the stairs.