Gardaí are investigating after the bodies of three children were found at a house in south-west Dublin.
The discovery was made at Parson's Court in Newcastle at around 7.00pm on Friday.
The bodies of three children - two boys and a girl - were found in an upstairs bedroom.
Post mortem examinations are due to take place later today.
The children are thought to be aged four, eight and ten.
Gardaí say they are investigating the circumstances of their "unexplained deaths."
The house has been sealed off for a forensic examination.
A woman aged in her 40s, understood to be the children's mother, has been taken to Tallaght Hospital.