Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of three children found dead in a house have been completed.

But police said the interim results are not being published "for operational reasons" and further toxicology results are still awaited.

The bodies of Conor, nine, Darragh, seven, and Carla, three, were discovered at a house at Parson’s Court in Newcastle village, Dublin, on January 24, the Irish Mirror reports.

They were then removed from the semi-detached home by ambulance at around 10am on Saturday.

The autopsies were carried out by Assistant State Pathologist Margot Bolster at the Dublin City Morgue yesterday evening.

The house at Parson's Court, Newcastle, in the south-west of the city, remains sealed off for examinations by the Garda Technical Bureau. 

People bring flowers to the scene

Police said a family liaison officer was in contact with their father Andrew McGinley and the extended family.

A woman, thought to be the children's mother, continues to receive medical treatment at Tallaght University Hospital.

Officers believe the children were living with their mother at the property in the quiet cul de sac at the time of the incident.

Police said investigations into the deaths are ongoing

A note reading “Don’t go upstairs... call 999” was reportedly found on a window sill at the house.

A special Mass was held yesterday morning at St Finian’s Church, where parish priest Fr Kevin Doherty said the community’s hearts were broken.

The children's devastated father Andrew McGinley also yesterday released a picture of himself with his children through the gardai.

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It is understood police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

No arrests have been made and investigations about the circumstances of these deaths are ongoing.

Gardai said they are making no further comment at this time.