Bodies of mother and ‘her young son and daughter’ are found at a home in Dublin
- Bodies of two children, aged between 6 and 11, and a woman were found today
- Gardai are working the scene of their death in Ballinteer, South Dublin
- Officers are said to have become concerned for the wellbeing of the people inside the house and broke in to the property this morning
The bodies of a mother and her two young children have been found at a home in Dublin.
Gardai have sealed off a property on the Llewelyn estate in Ballinteer, South Dublin, where the bodies were found.
The victims are a woman, said to be the children’s mother, and a young boy and girl, both aged between six and 11, the Irish Post reports.
Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patrol Dublin city centre last year. Gardai are at a property in Dublin today investigating the deaths of a woman and her two children
‘Gardaí are currently at the scene of an incident at a residential property in South Dublin where the bodies of two children and an adult have been discovered,’ Garda Headquarters told the Irish Times in a statement.
‘There is no further information available at this time.’
Officers are said to have broken into the property after neighbours reported they were concerned for the mother and children inside earlier this morning.
The Irish Times confirmed the woman was married and lived with her children at the property.
News of the tragedy comes just two days after a father and his two grown-up sons were found dead on a farm in an alleged dispute over inheritance money.
The father, 59, and his two sons, aged 22 and 25, were discovered at Assolas near Kanturk, County Cork, on Monday.
Neighbours called the police at around 6.30am to report that a distraught woman was saying that gunshots had gone off in her home.
The shootings were related to simmering tensions over a will and the inheritance of the 150-acre farm, the Irish Times reported.
Detectives said that one of the sons and his mother had returned to the family home on Sunday night after spending time away.
That son was shot dead in his bedroom, according to The Times. The mother, in her 60s, managed to flee the home and raise the alarm.
While the police were on their way to the home, they were informed that further gunfire had been heard.
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