CARI’s response to the discovery of a new born baby girl’s body in Wicklow recycling facility

Thursday 5th March 2016.

CARI offers support to children and young people who have had unwanted sexual experiences and who may be impacted by the news of the discovery of a new born baby girl’s body in Wicklow recycling facility.

We in CARI are saddened and shocked that in this day and age a woman cannot get the help she needs to deal with a problematic pregnancy. Without knowledge of the circumstances of the mother we can only speculate about how such a tragic end should have happened.

Unfortunately precedent shows that this may not be unique. For those who may be struggling in private CARI’s CEO Mary Flaherty today offered the support of the CARI services to anyone affected by the case.

Ms Flaherty said, “ CARI wishes to draw attention to its Helpline and other services where CARI supports children and young people who have unwanted sexual experiences and encourages anyone with a concern to phone 1890 924 567. Nobody needs to suffer in silence”

Ireland has precedents that rocked our nation and changed our understanding of such tragic events most strikingly the death of Anne Lovett and her baby.

While Garda appeal for the mother to come forward and are conducting post-mortem, the facts of this case remain unclear, but there is no doubt that many in our country will be deeply affected by hearing the facts of the case.

Contact;         Mary Flaherty CEO
0879582250 or

Founded in 1989, CARI (formerly Children At Risk in Ireland) is one of Ireland’s leading voluntary providers of therapy to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse. CARI provide a Helpline, CASS (Child Accompaniment Support Service) and therapy service.