We fear for our premature baby’s health amid water crisis

Becky Wilkinson from Clogherhead in Co Louth pictured with her 10 week old son Teddy

Becky Wilkinson from Clogherhead in Co Louth pictured with her 10 week old son Teddy

The parents of a prematurely born baby have spoken of the challenges of caring for him amid the water crisis in the north east.

Becky and Tomas Wilkinson have been buying bottled water to use for sterilising bottles for their new son Teddy.

“Teddy is 10 weeks old now, but was born three weeks early,” said Becky from their home in Clogherhead, Co Louth.

Up to yesterday there was no water station in town and people had to drive to Drogheda to collect water at designated locations.

“We have had to buy and boil water for sterilising and on Sunday we had to travel to relatives in Dundalk to…

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