Tullamore doctor Bernie Scully has been discharged from the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

Dr Scully was hospitalised after the sudden death of her daughter Emily at their home in Offaly on Saturday night.

It is understood that Dr Scully was not present at a private funeral service that was held for her daughter in Tullamore this afternoon.

It is also understood that she has now been admitted to another hospital where she will receive ongoing medical care.

Her family have appealed to the media for privacy to allow them to grieve for Emily "due to the sensitive nature of the situation".

Gardaí have confirmed that their investigation into Emily's death is continuing.