An investigation has taken place following the discovery of the body of a newborn baby in the boot of a car.
The infant was found dead in County Offaly just before Easter.
It is understood the mother suffered a stillbirth on March 29, near Birr in County Offaly,
The infant was found in the boot of a car and it is believed the mother had given birth in the vehicle a number of days before.
It is understood the case came to light after she presented herself to hospital.
A post-mortem at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, carried out on Sunday, April 1, concluded that the child died of natural causes.
Gardaí are treating the sudden death of the infant as a tragedy and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
- Digital Desk