Police in Ireland are investigating the deaths of three children in a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.
Two boys and girl were found dead and a woman in her 40s has been taken to Tallaght hospital.
Police have described the deaths as “unexplained” but it is understood they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
Garda forensic officers were continuing to conduct examinations inside the semi-detached house late on Friday night.
Councillor for the area Emer Higgins described the events as an “unimaginable tragedy”.
“My thoughts are with everybody impacted,” said the Fine Gael representative.
“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 and officers have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
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