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In a heartbreaking incident, a six-year-old boy named Matthew Healy, found lifeless in a car in Ireland, has been identified and his image shared for the first time. The tragic discovery was made by police in the Rathmoylan area of Co Waterford during the early hours of the previous day.

Following the distressing finding, authorities swiftly arrested a woman in her 30s near the scene in Dunmore East, and she is currently in custody. Matthew, who resided in Ballygunner and attended Faithlegg National School nearby, had his life cut short in this devastating incident.

Local reports reveal that Matthew was an active member of the Park Rangers AFC’s under-seven’s football team. The club, in a heartfelt statement on Facebook, expressed deep sorrow at the tragic loss of the young player. The community, including his teammates and coaches, mourns his passing, and the club extended condolences to his grieving loved ones, as reported by The Mirror.

The woman apprehended in connection with Matthew’s death is receiving medical attention. His lifeless body has been transported to Waterford University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Law enforcement has preserved the scene for forensic examination, and the local coroner and the Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.

Irish police have confirmed that investigations are ongoing, and the outcome of the post-mortem examination will guide the course of the inquiry. The Department of Education has stated that the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) is providing support to the management and staff of Matthew’s school during this challenging time.

In the aftermath of such a tragic event, NEPS is available to offer guidance and support to teachers and other adults closely connected with the students. This includes identifying students in need of support, developing procedures for assessing their needs, and facilitating onward referral if deemed necessary. The entire community is left grappling with the sorrowful loss of young Matthew Healy, whose vibrant presence touched the lives of many.

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