Llewellyn Court estate, Ballinteer, Dublin.
The scene outside the house in which the bodies of 37-year-old Seema Banu, her daughter Asfira, 11, and her son Faizan, 6, were found on Wednesday.
Officers have been in contact with the woman’s partner and father of the children, who is distressed and has been given access to medical treatment.
The results of the post-mortem examinations, which are ongoing, will determine the course of the investigation, but the case has been allocated the resources of a murder investigation.
Gardaí have appealed once again to members of the public not to circulate speculation on social media. They described this as “uninformed and unhelpful to the criminal investigation”.
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