Two girls and a boy, aged in their teens have been taken to hospital after getting into difficulty while swimming in an area of water at the Waterville Hall residential complex in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

The boy is in a serious condition and the other two girls are said to be in a stable condition.

The incident happened at around 6.15pm when emergency services were called to the scene.

The children were taken by ambulance to Temple Street Hospital.