Eight-year-old twins – a boy and a girl – and an 18-year-old woman have died after a “violent incident” at a house in the Republic of Ireland.
Gardaí (Irish police) were called to the scene at the Rossfield estate in Tallaght in south Dublin at about 00:30 local time on Sunday.
The victims were twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley and their elder sister Lisa Cash.
Their 14-year-old brother is in hospital with serious injuries.
The children’s mother, a woman in her 40s, who was not injured, has been released from hospital and is being supported by her family, said gardaí.
A man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene and is being held at Tallaght Garda Station.
Police said “less than lethal” devices were used in his arrest.
Some neighbours spoke of being woken up by the noise of screaming just after midnight.
A fleet of emergency vehicles arrived at the scene in the early hours of the morning.
There was a sense of panic, which quickly turned to shock and grief with news that three…