Mother Of Three-Year-Old Who Died Charged With Assault


A 42-year-old woman has been remanded in continuing custody charged with causing serious harm to a child last Saturday.

Emer Cannon was not present in Bray District Court this morning.

Three year old Zoe Whitford died in Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.



Emer Cannon was not in court for the brief hearing, when her barrister appealed for the matter to be put back by two weeks.

On Sunday, the 42-year-old was charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Zoe Whitford, following an incident at the family home at Aubrey Grove in Shankill in South County Dublin.

The three-year-old died in Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

Judge David Kennedy remanded Emer Cannon in custody for two weeks, and put the matter down for mention again on March 1st.