/Three children found dead at Dublin home were drugged and poisoned

Three children found dead at Dublin home were drugged and poisoned

The three children found dead in a Dublin house on Friday evening were ‘drugged or poisoned’, police believe.

Two boys and a girl, aged four, eight and 10, were discovered on the floor of the home in Newcastle, on Friday evening.

A woman in her 40s, believed to be their mother, was rushed to Tallaght Hospital after being found in a disorientated state by a taxi driver on the street outside at around 7pm.

The Gardai Technical Bureau and forensics team sealed off Parson’s Court for investigation.

It’s also understood a note was found at the scene, according to Dublin Live.

A spokeswoman has appealed to anyone with information to contact Clondalkin Gardai Station.

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Two boys and a girl were found dead in their home on Friday night
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She said: “Gardaí are currently attending the scene of an incident at a domestic house in Newcastle, Co. Dublin. The bodies of three children, two boys and a girl, have been discovered.

“Gardaí are currently investigating the circumstances of their unexplained deaths.

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

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

It’s understood a note has been found inside the home
(Image: PA)
A woman in her 40s was rushed to hospital following the grim discovery
(Image: PA)

A number of relatives of the family arrived at the grisly scene and looked distraught and ashen-faced as they spoke to detectives.

One neighbour who did not want to be identified said: “I only found out five minutes ago after my brother rang because it was on the news.

“I was oblivious [because we live in the corner] so I didn’t know anything. “

Another neighbour had visited the woman and said they were “trying to piece it together ourselves”.

She added: “I have kids upstairs, she has kids next door.

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“I was actually worried because she has three kids as well and I didn’t know who it was.

“It doesn’t seem real. I’ll be honest we’re shaking. I don’t know anything yet and it hasn’t sunk in because I didn’t know about it the last two hours.

The two friends said the family moved into the estate about a year ago.

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