A father and son who died in a fire in Sligo town yesterday have been named locally as Sonny and Sean Harte.

The blaze broke out in an apartment on Market St in the town at around 5am on Saturday.

The men, aged in their 30s and 60s, were taken to Sligo University Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Six people rescued from other apartments in the block were treated for smoke inhalation.