In a suburb of the Irish capital Dublin, three sisters died after a violent act. The girls - two eight-year-old twins and an 18-year-old - were taken to hospital by emergency workers overnight but could not be saved, Irish police said on Sunday. Another youth suffered injuries, but these are not life-threatening. A man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene.
Local politician Charlie O'Connor of the Fianna Fail party, who surveyed the situation on Sunday morning, said the neighborhood and emergency services were in shock, according to the PA news agency. In particular, the fact that children are the victims horrifies people. "It's awful," said O'Connor. Community centers should give local people the opportunity to exchange ideas and mourn.