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Bodies of three children found at Dublin house

Gardaí are currently attending the scene of the incident at a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

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Updated Jan 24th 2020, 10:09 PM

THE BODIES OF three children have been found at a house in Dublin, gardaí have confirmed.

Gardaí are currently attending the scene of the incident at a house in Parson’s Court, Newcastle, Co Dublin.

The bodies of three children, two boys and a girl, have been discovered. It is understood the children are all aged under 10, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Gardaí are currently investigating the circumstances of their unexplained deaths. 

A woman in her 40s has been taken to Tallaght Hospital.

Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident at this time.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident has been asked to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01 666 7600 where an incident room has been established.

There is no further information available at this time.

Local councillor Emer Higgins described the events as an “unimaginable tragedy”.

“My thoughts are with everybody impacted. 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,” Higgins said. 

Contains reporting from PA

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