Gardai have appealed for witnesses after two men died following a house gathering in Cork city on Christmas Day.
It is believed both men died as a result of drugs overdoses at the house in Rockgrove Terrace in the city.
Gardaí from Watercourse Road in Cork were first called to a house at Rockgrove Terrace off the Lower Glanmire Road near the city's railway station just before 1pm yesterday.
There had been a party ongoing at the house on Christmas Eve and throughout Christmas Day.
A 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the house and his body was taken to Cork University Hospital.
Later yesterday evening a 32-year-old man was removed from the same house to the Mercy University Hospital.
He was in a critical condition and he died in the early hours of this morning.
A post-mortem examination was conducted this morning on the body of the first man.
The second post-mortem will be done tomorrow morning, but at this stage Gardaí are satisfied that both men died of drug overdoses, having taken a cocktail of drugs which included heroin and methadone.
Gardaí have traced 9 of the 10 other people who were at the party, and a search is continuing for the tenth.
They will prepare files for the coroners court in due course.