A TEENAGE girl and her eight-year-old twin siblings were killed in a "violent incident" at a house in Dublin last night.
The 18-year-old and the two youngsters, a boy and a girl, died following the "traumatic" event in Tallaght at around 12.30am.
Officers were called to the property in the Rossfield Estate to reports of violence.
The twins and teenager were taken by ambulance to Children’s Health Ireland in Crumlin, where all three were later pronounced dead.
A 14-year-old boy was also rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.
The children's mum, who was not hurt at the scene, is receiving medical treatment at CHI.
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Cops today confirmed they have arrested a man in his early 20s. He remains in custody.
Gardai said everyone involved is believed to be known to each other and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the "violent, challenging and traumatic" incident.
The scene in Rossfield Estate remains sealed off and a forensic examination will take place later today.
The Coroner's Office and the Office of the State Pathologist have been informed. Post-mortem examinations will also take place.
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Locals have described being woken up by sirens blaring through the neighbourhood in the early hours of the morning.
One woman said: "I was awake all night listening to the sirens and chopper. God love them all."
Another nearby resident wrote on Facebook: "Terribly sad. I could hear helicopter and police sirens last night."
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