A five year old boy was fatally injured when he fell from a trailer on a farm in Tulsk, county Roscommon yesterday evening.
Gardai were called to the scene of the incident at around 5.40pm yesterday (Sunday) evening.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post-mortem examination will take place at Roscommon University Hospital later today.
His name has not yet been released but it's understood that the child is from County Leitrim.
The Health Safety Authority (HSA) has been informed of the incident and they will conduct an investigation.
Jim O'Connor, the chairman of Roscommon IFA, says it's a terrible tragedy.
Local councillor Liam Callaghan says there is a cloud of sadness around the community of Tulsk in the aftermath of the tragedy and on Midwest News extended his sympathy to the child's family.