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10th Dec 2023

‘She is a fighter’ – Family of girl stabbed in Dublin attack share update

Kat O'Connor

The young girl was seriously injured in the Dublin stabbing

The family of a five-year-old girl injured in the Dublin stabbing has shared an update.

They’re hoping the young girl will be out of the ICU by the end of the year.

She has been in ICU since the day of the horrifying stabbing on November 23rd.

The young girl was stabbed outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire on Parnell Square East.

Two other children were also stabbed in the attack but were released from hospital shortly after.

Childcare worker, Leanne Flynn Keogh was also seriously injured, but she remains in hospital.

The five-year-old girl was rushed to Temple Street Hospital and has been treated there ever since.

Her family confirmed that their little girl is “still fighting” but remains in the PICU.

In a statement on GoFundMe, the family said their little girl could move out of intensive care before the year ends.

The family described their little girl as a warrior.

They stated: “Our little girl is a warrior. She is still fighting.

“She remains in the PICU with hopes of moving to the ward before the end of the year,” they said.

Her family praised the public for their waves of support and prayers.

They said the support has kept them going throughout this distressing time.

They thanked their loved ones for keeping them going during what has been an unimaginable time in their lives.

“We can all feel the love and prayers every second of the day. Had it not been for all of our friends, family, and everyone’s support, we wouldn’t have had the strength to stand, and for that we thank you all.”

Over €45,000 has been raised to support the young girl and her family during this harrowing time.

You can donate to the fundraiser here.