Two young boys have been killed in separate accidents in the last 24 hours.
In a road accident in Tipperary town, a two-year-old boy died after he was struck by a van last night at about 8pm.
And in the second tragedy, a three-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a digger on a farm in west Cork.
Gardai issued an appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the road accident in Tipperary.
Officers said two men were in the van when the crash occurred on Rosanna Road in the town and local gardai who responded to the emergency call attempted to resuscitate the youngster before paramedics arrived.
The boy was later pronounced dead in the emergency department of South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.
Forensic examinations were carried out at the scene to establish the cause of the accident.
Elsewhere, two investigations were being carried out by the Garda and the Health and Safety Authority after the death of the toddler on a farm.
It is understood the three-year-old boy suffered crush injuries and died after being struck by a digger at a townland known as Gortnascreeny several kilometres from Drimoleague.
Gardai said the accident happened at 10.30am.
The youngster was rushed to Bantry General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.