Two boys, aged three and four, are being treated in hospital in Dublin after consuming jellies that possibly contained cannabis component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Emergency services attended the scene at a premises in the Coolock area overnight.

The boys were taken to Temple Street Children's Hospital where they continue to receive medical attention.

Gardaí are investigating the incident but say no arrests have been made at this stage.

A person, not related to the children, is assisting gardaí in Coolock with their inquiries.

In accordance with agreed protocols Tusla, the child and family agency, has been notified by An Garda Síochána.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis.

Under the Misuse of Drugs legislation products containing THC are strictly controlled and possession is unlawful except under licence.