A 17-year-old boy has died in a stabbing incident in the Tallaght area this afternoon.

The incident happened at Kilclare Crescent in Jobstown at around 3pm.

Dublin Fire Brigade alerted gardaí to the incident.

The teenager was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.

A house has been sealed off and the Garda Technical Bureau is due to carry out a forensic examination.

No arrests have been made.

It is understood the victim was from the local area.

Anyone who was in the Kilclare area between 2.45pm and 3.30pm is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.