THE BODY of a woman and a small child have been discovered in Dublin today, gardaí have confirmed.
They were found at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds in Lucan at around 3:45 am following reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously in the area.
Gardaí arrived at the house to find a 7-month-old baby boy in an unresponsive condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital.
The body of a woman has also been removed to the City Morgue where a post-mortem examinations will take place.
A technical examination of the scene has taken place.
Gardaí have launched an investigation into the incident and are currently treating it as a family tragedy. They say they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Investigations are ongoing.