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Garda investigating discovery of woman's body and unexplained death of an infant boy in Dublin

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The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)

The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)

The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gardai are investigating the discovery of a body of a woman and the death of an infant boy in a house in Lucan on Thursday.

Gardai responded to reports of a pedestrian seen acting suspiciously at the M50 (toll plaza) bridge at approximately 3.45am.

Officer discovered the body of a woman at Lower Road, Strawberry Beds.

Following this incident, Gardaí went to a house in Lucan where an 7-month-old baby boy was found in an unresponsive condition.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

An incident room has be established at Lucan Garda Station and a Technical examination of the scene has taken place.

The Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.

The body of the infant has been removed to Crumlin Hospital.

The body of the woman has been removed to the City Morgue where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

Gardai say the results of post-mortem examinations will determine the course of Garda investigations.

"At this stage investigating Gardaí are treating these incidents as a Family tragedy and are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths," a garda spokesperson said.

"The family of the mother and child have appealed for privacy at this sad time."

Investigations are ongoing.

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