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Gardaí investigating incident where boy falls ill and dies in Dublin city centre

The cause of the boy’s death is still unknown.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an incident where a boy fell ill in Moore Street Mall and died soon after.

The incident happened last Friday, 7 October at 6.15pm.

The boy was rushed to Temple Street Hospital where he later died.

It is understood the boy had been eating at a McDonald’s restaurant shortly before he took ill.

Initial reports suggested the boy had fallen ill at the restaurant. However McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland clarified that the boy had taken ill afterwards.

Gardaí said they were called to a premises at Moore Street Mall on Parnell Street after reports of the incident.

The cause of the boy’s death is still unknown.

McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland have issued the following statement in relation to the incident:

Management and staff wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family involved.

The fast-food company also said in their statement that the incident did not occur in a McDonald’s restaurant.

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