Gardaí search for man, 30s, in connection with deaths of woman and children in Dublin

Gardaí search for man, 30s, in connection with deaths of woman and children in Dublin

AN GARDA Síochána have confirmed they are looking to speak with a man in connection with the deaths of a woman and two children in Dublin.

The bodies of a 37 year old woman, believed to be the children's mother, and a boy and girl believed to be aged 6 and 11 respectively, were discovered in a property in south Dublin by Gardaí earlier today.

The alarm was raised by neighbours this morning after the family had not been seen for several days, and Garda officers attended the property.

It is understood that the officers became concerned for the welfare of those inside the house and used force to enter the property, where they discovered the bodies.

The womanwas discovered in an upstairs bedroom and the childrens in a second room in the property, which is situated in the Llewelyn estate in Ballinteer.

The house has been designated a crime scene, the services of the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested and the scene will undergo a technical examination.

Gardaí are now looking to speak with a male in his 30s in connection with the incident, who is believed to be known to the deceased, according to The Irish Times.

Officers have also confirmed they are investigating all "circumstances of the unexplained deaths".

Superintendent Paul Reidy said that a post-mortem is due to be carried out on the woman, girl and boy which will determine the course of the investigation.

In a statement today, Gardaí said they were "aware of comments circulating on some social media platforms".

They requested that the public refrain from sharing comments or rumours in relation to the investigation, saying they are "uninformed and unhelpful to the criminal investigation".