The names of three children found dead in “unexplained circumstances” at a house in County Dublin have been released by gardaí (Irish police).
They were nine-year-old Conor McGinley, his seven-year-old brother Darragh McGinley and their little sister Carla McGinley, who was three years old.
Their bodies were found by ambulance staff and gardaí in a house in the suburb of Newcastle on Friday night.
A woman found at the scene, believed to be their mother, was taken to hospital.
The woman, who is in her 40s, is currently receiving medical attention in Tallaght University Hospital.
Irish broadcaster RTÉ has reported that a note was found at the scene of the children’s deaths and the house has been cordoned off as a crime scene.
Gardaí have said they not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and have described it as “an enormous tragedy for the family”.
They confirmed that they responded to a call at the property at Parson’s Court in Newcastle at about 19.45 local time on Friday.
Gardaí are currently treating the deaths as “unexplained” but said on Friday night that they did not believe the children died of natural causes.
The assistant state pathologist attended the incident on Saturday and investigating officers are awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations.