11yo Honored For Helping Durin...


11yo Honored For Helping During Parnell Square Stabbings

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

09:07 31 Jan 2024

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A Wicklow girl has been honoured for her quick thinking during the stabbings at Parnell Square in November.

11 year old Abigail Donohoe, who has autism, ran to the Rotunda Hospital to raise the alarm after a number of children and their carer were attacked.

She counted how many people needed help and gave a detailed breakdown to staff of what was needed.

Abigail has been recognised for her bravery by the charity AsIAm which described her as a role model for young people.

Her dad, Warren Donoghue, helped tackle and restrain the attacker alongside Brazilian delivery driver Caio Benicio and French trainee chef Alan Loren-Guille.

Speaking of her bravery, AsIAm CEO Adam Harris said: "We were delighted to recognise Abigail for her incredible act of bravery. Last November after the awful stabbings in Dublin, Abigail ran to the Rotunda Hospital to raise the alarm and seek help.

So often Autistic people are seen as simply service recipients as opposed to those actively giving service within the community. This is why we felt it was important to recognise her contribution on that most awful of days in November."

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