Gardaí are investigating after the bodies of three children were found at a house
The discovery was made at Parson's Court in Newcastle at around 7.00 pm on Friday.
The bodies of three children - two boys and a girl - were found in an upstairs bedroom.
The children are thought to be aged four, eight and 10-years-old.
Gardaí say they are investigating and 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.