A second investigation has been launched at Cavan General Hospital following the death of another baby.

In a statement this afternoon, the Health Service Executive confirmed that a baby born yesterday died there today.

The statement said a full review of all the circumstances around the death will be carried out.

This is the second incident of a baby dying shortly after being delivered in the hospital in recent weeks.

A separate investigation is already under way following the death of a newborn baby late last month.

The hospital management expressed their deepest sympathies to the family on the loss.

Following a request from the family, the HSE said it would make no further comment and said the family appealed for privacy to mourn the loss of their baby.