Better safety measures demanded after death of father and young son

Update 1.14pm: Calls are being made for increased safety measures at a Dublin railway track following the death of a three-year-old and his father yesterday.

It is understood a child died following a similar incident a decade ago.

“I’d like to offer my support to the families affected by this because there is a terrible tragedy which has stopped the whole area,” said Local Counsellor Brendan Carr.

“We’d be calling on Iarnród Éireann and the City Council to sit down, and we’ve asked them this before, for both parties to sit down at this stage and come to some resolution for this particular part of this track.”

Earlier: The father and son found in a Dublin stream yesterday have been named locally as Sean Sweeney and three-year-old Lee.

Post mortems will be carried out on their remains later today.

They were discovered by a member of the public at the back of Ashington Green housing estate in Ashtown at around 3pm in the afternoon.

The area of the stream, which links the Royal Canal behind the Ashington housing estate, was sealed off for a time.

Gardaí say at this stage it appears they fell into the water and died.

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