Gardai investigating following discovery of injured baby

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Tipperary Gardai have opened up an investigation following the discovery of an infant with severe head injuries near Thurles.

The baby was found at a house in Horse and Jockey on Thursday and rushed to hospital.

Upon assessment of the injuries, the child was transferred to a hospital in Dublin and Gardai then opened their inquiry.

The scene has been sealed off and a forensic examination is underway.