A man has been arrested in Limerick following the death of a child.
The boy’s body was discovered at a house in the Ballynanty area of the city at around 7pm on Sunday.
Irish police said the boy, believed to be around 11 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene .
Detectives have launched an investigation into “all of the circumstances of his death”.
(A Garda spokesman said a man aged in his 20 s was arrested “following a fatal assault”.
The scene has been sealed of ahead of a forensic and technical examination.
The Garda spokesman added: “The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time. “
Fine Gael Councillor John Costello has told the Irish Mirror:“ I’m in total shock at the fact a boy has been found dead in
“My heart goes out the family. It’s nearly too much to take in.
“I just can’t believe an 11 – year-old boy has been taken from our community.
“I’ll meet with residents in the neighborhood tomorrow morning.
“I’ll be liaising with gardai also, to find out how such a tragedy could happen.”
A two -storey terraced house where the body was found, and which is situated in the shadow of Thomond Park rugby stadium, has been sealed off.
A cul de sac of 11 houses including the house where the body was discovered is also sealed off.
According to a local woman the alarm was raised between 7pm and 8pm.