GARDAÍ ARE investigating the deaths of three children – all reportedly under the age of ten – at a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.
Two boys and girl were found dead at a property in the village, with Irish police describing their deaths as “unexplained”.
A woman in her 40s was also found at the scene and taken to nearby Tallaght hospital.
Though details remain scarce, it is thought that Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in relation to the three deaths.
The incident is being treated as a criminal investigation.
According to the Irish Times all three children were under the age of ten.
Forensic officers are continuing to examine the semi-detached property.
The woman and all three children are thought to have resided at the property where the incident took place.
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.