Gardai have launched an investigation after the bodies of a 35-year-old woman and her seven-month-old baby son were found at a property in Clonee yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services and Gardai arrived at the scene of the tragedy at around 3pm after being alerted by witnesses.

Gardai discovered the remains of the mother and her infant son at the house in the Beechfield Estate.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the baby boy was the victim of foul play while toxicologists will now be called in to try and determine the cause of the mother’s death.

At this early stage, gardai are not seeking anyone else in relation to the tragedy and, according to sources, no-one was in the house the time of their deaths.

Sources said a note which was found at the scene will now be a major focus of the investigation.

The mother and baby are Irish nationals