A newborn baby girl is being treated in hospital after being discovered outside a business premises in Rathcoole, Co Dublin.

Gardaí have confirmed the baby was found alone and abandoned at 3.30pm on Steelstown Road.

Medical staff and gardaí attended the scene and the baby was taken to Tallaght Hospital, where her condition is described as stable.

Gardaí say they are concerned for the welfare of the baby's mother and have appealed for her to seek immediate medical treatment.

They say they are anxious to reunite the mother with her baby as soon as possible and have appealed for her to contact them. 

Anyone with information regarding the mother and/or the newborn baby are asked to contact gardaí at Clondalkin on 01-6667600, the Garda Confidential Line or any garda station.