The boy died suddenly this morning.

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a child in Co Kerry.

The 11-year-old boy died suddenly this morning in the seaside town of Ballybunion.

A post-mortem is due to take place this afternoon in University Hospital Kerry and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

It’s understood that the child died as a result of a medical issue and it’s not being treated as suspicious.