A six-year-old boy died in a swimming pool at a hotel in Co. Offaly over the weekend.
It is believed that the child got into difficulty in the pool at the Tullamore Court Hotel.
The incident occurred on Sunday, May 29, and is being treated as a tragic accident by investigating gardai.
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A garda spokesperson said: “The child was taken to Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin where they later passed”.
They also confirmed that a file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court.
A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority said it is aware of this incident and said all the necessary enquiries were being made.
The Tullamore Court Hotel also released a statement in light of the accident and said it was with “great sadness” that they learned of the boy’s passing.
Its statement read: “We offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones at this difficult time.
“The thoughts of all our team are with them. We would ask everyone to please respect their privacy.
“We have no further comment at present.”
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