The funeral of two children who died in a car fire in Co Westmeath will take place on Thursday.

Five-year-old Thelma Dennany and her two-year-old brother Mikey died in the fire near Multyfarnham last Friday.

Their mother was pulled from the car and remains in hospital.

The funeral mass will take for the siblings at St Mel's Cathedral in Longford on Thursday at 11am.

They will be laid to rest in nearby Cullyfad cemetery.

A criminal investigation is under way into their deaths.

Gardaí are working to establish what happened before the fire and are appealing to anyone who may have information to assist the investigation to come forward.