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‘A dark cloud over Dublin Hill’

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 5:01pm

The death of a 13 month old girl from Cork has been described as a “terrible tragedy” for the community. Gardaí are investigating an incident involving an infant girl at a house in Delaney Park on Dublin Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

The child, believed to be 13 months old, was brought to CUH, where she pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí are investigating whether she may have died after becoming entangled in the cord of a window blind at her home.

Describing the incident as a “terrible tragedy” Fianna Fáil Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn said: “The local community is devastated and in a state of shock. The family are popular and well loved, and there is a deep, dark cloud over the Dublin Hill area after this. My heart truly goes out to the family.”

Cllr O’Flynn called for increased safety measures for children around blinds with cords, saying: “Too many deaths have occurred in Ireland due to cord choking from blinds.”

Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent called the incident “unbelievably sad”, saying: “This is just a terrible tragedy for the family and I offer my condolences to the family. I very much hope now that the community will support them, as I cannot imagine how they must feel.”

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