A five-year-old boy is in a critical condition after falling from an upstairs window at his home in Co Kerry.

The accident occurred on Tuesday in the family's rented home in Castleisland.

The family are originally from Tralee.

The boy sustained serious injuries as a result of the fall and was brought to Kerry University Hospital.

He was later transferred to Temple Street Children's hospital in Dublin.

Gardaí are treating the incident as an accident.