A post-mortem examination is due to take place on the body of a seven-month-old baby who died after being found unresponsive in her father's car in Co Tipperary yesterday.

The results of the post-mortem examination are expected to be completed tomorrow.

Gardaí have described the baby girl's death as "a personal tragedy".

She was named locally as Chloe Fogarty. She was the only child of Paul and Louise Fogarty, a local couple from Kilfeacle, between Tipperary town and Cashel.

It is understood that Chloe's father was due to drop her off at a creche at around 8am before going to work in nearby Dundrum.

He reportedly got distracted by a phone call and was unaware he had left the baby in the car.

When he remembered and returned to the car at around 1.45pm, Chloe was unresponsive.

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Gardaí and emergency services were alerted.

The baby was transferred by ambulance to the local GAA field before being taken to University Hospital Limerick by air ambulance. She was pronounced dead a short time later. 

One line of investigation will be to examine whether heatstroke was a factor, with temperatures in the area reaching 25C yesterday.