A 28-year-old man has been killed in an explosion at a house in County Louth.
It happened at The Cottages in the Beaulie area of Drogheda shortly after midnight.
A second man in his 50’s and a woman in her 20’s were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Early indications suggest it was a back boiler that caused the explosion in a room where the occupants were sitting at the time.
The emergency services were called to the remote house shortly after midnight.