INVESTIGATIONS are underway following the discovery of the bodies of twin brothers at an apartment complex in the city this afternoon.
The alarm was raised at around 3.30pm when a member of the public contacted gardai after discovering the bodies at an apartment on Steamboat Quay.
It is understood the person who alerted gardai had gone to the apartment a short time earlier after becoming concerned for the welfare of the brothers.
Insp John O’Reilly, Henry Street, confirmed the bodies were those of two men aged in their 20s, but he would not comment on their identity.
There were distressing scenes this evening as friends and family of the brothers gathered outside the apartment complext having learned of the tragedy.
The bodies were removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital shortly after 5pm and Insp O’Reilly confirmed that post mortem examinations would be conducted and that the results would determine the nature of the garda investigation.
While declining to speculate on how the twin brothers died, he said the initial indications did not suggest any foul play.
“It does not appear to be suspicious at the stage, but we are investigating the circumstances of the deaths,” he said.
One line of inquiry is that the brothers may have died from a drugs overdose.