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Taoiseach Offers Condolences To The Family Of Thelma And Michael

Michael Martin says it's a very difficult time for the local area.

The Taoiseach is expressing his sympathies to the family and friends of the victims of a car fire in Westmeath. 

5-year-old Thelma and her brother, two-year-old Michael died in the fire, their mother Lynn Egar is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Gardaí have launched a criminal investigation into the incident, which occurred last Friday. 

A memorial has been set up outside St Cremin's National School, where Thelma attended, and the school says they're devastated. 

Speaking during a visit to Mullingar, Michael Martin says it's a very difficult time for the local area:

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