A NOTE warning “Call 999, don’t go upstairs” was found at the Dublin house where the bodies of three children under the age of ten were discovered on Friday.
According to Dublin Live, garda officers responding to a call out uncovered the note on the window of the property where siblings Conor (9), Darragh (7) , and Carla (3), were found dead.
It has been reported that a woman, thought to be the children’s mother, was found wandering the streets in a “disorientated state” by a taxi driver who contacted the authorities.
The woman, who is thought to be in her 40s, has since been taken to hospital.
Though the authorities have described the tragedy as “unexplained” they are not thought to be seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.
A forensic examination of the property is underway while Gardai are also awaiting the results of a post-mortem which is expected to take place today.
Irish police suspect the three children did not die of natural causes but are awaiting confirmation.
According to The Sun, Gardai suspect the three children may have been "drugged" or "poisoned".
Speaking to the Associated Press, local councillor Emer Higgins described the incident as an “unimaginable tragedy”.
"My thoughts are with everybody impacted," the Fine Gael representative said.
"This is a really tight-knit community, it's a small area, it's a quiet area, and it's just unthinkable that something like this could be happening on our doorstep.
"It's so tragic. It's unbelievable that three young people's lives could be cut short like that, in what seems to be a particularly tragic case."
An incident room has been set up in Clondalkin police station.
Garda officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.