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A man in his 30s has been charged over the murders of a woman and her two children in their south Dublin home last month.

He had been arrested on Saturday and was taken to Dundrum garda station to be questioned in relation to the three deaths.

A statement from the Garda Press Office last night said the man had been charged and is due appear before Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning.

The woman and her two children were found dead at their home in south county Dublin in October.

Gardaí have contacted the victims' family to alert them of the latest development.

The woman's older brother said the family were relieved by news of the arrest, one month after the killings.

Her brother said his elderly parents are said to be inconsolable ever since they learned of the deaths.

"The family is in deep grief. We feel intense pain on not being able to attend their funeral," he said.

A family friend has also spoken, saying they were glad to hear the investigation is progressing.

"Her father, who is very sick, has been asking all the time for answers.

"Many of us haven't been sleeping thinking about it, so this is a relief," they added.

Detectives on the investigation team met with people close to the woman last weekend.

They hoped to reassure them that significant resources were being put into the murder investigation and that it was progressing.

The complex investigation has involved analysing extensive CCTV footage and mobile phone data, gathering forensic evidence and seeking out translators who would be able to translate recordings which are believed to be relevant to the investigation.

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The are trying to establish the suspect's movements in the days before the deaths.

They have also spoken at length with numerous people who knew the woman to build up a picture of her life.

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