A newborn baby has died after being discovered at one of the country's main maternity hospitals.
The baby was found by staff at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin earlier this month.
Staff took the infant to a special unit, where the newborn died after a number of days.
Gardaí were notified of the death on December 6th, and an investigation was launched.
A post-mortem was carried out, which advised officers it was a tragic incident.
In a statement, the hospital said: "Management at the Rotunda wish to confirm the recent discovery by hospital staff of an occurrence that culminated in the tragic death of a new born baby.
"This matter was reported to the gardaí and is now the subject of an ongoing investigation on which the hospital cannot make any further comment."
Gardaí say a file will now be prepared for the Coroners Court.