Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

General view of Tallaght hospital in south Dublin.
The boy was attacked in a family home before being rushed to Tallaght University Hospital (Picture: PA)
An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs at a house in Dublin. The boy was mauled by the two Rottweilers on Sunday afternoon in Tallaght, said police.

Emergency services were called to the family home at around 4pm, where they found the boy suffering life-threatening injuries.

The boy was rushed to Tallaght University Hospital but was later transferred to Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, where he died on Monday.
Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin Cooley Rd, Crumlin, Dublin, D12 N512, Ireland
The little boy died at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (Picture: Google)

No one else in the property was injured.

After the incident, the dogs were taken away and put to sleep.

Gardaí said they are treating it as a ‘tragic incident’ but were investigating all the circumstances surrounding the attack.

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