A child has died from a probable case of hepatitis, the HSE has confirmed.
It’s one of 6 cases identified in Ireland over the past 10 weeks in children aged between 1 and 12 years old.
A second child has received a liver transplant.
The World Health Organisation says at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children have been reported in the UK, EU and the USA.
Senator Eileen Flynn, who’s a member of the Traveller community, says today’s news is very worrying: