Three boys have absconded from a detention centre, authorities have said.
The youngsters, who are serving a sentence of detention in Oberstown Boys School, Lusk, in Co Dublin, absconded on Monday night.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs said the Garda have been notified in line with normal operational protocols.
"The director of Oberstown Boys School has been asked to provide a full report to the Oberstown board of management and the Irish Youth Justice Service on the matter," she said.
"No further comment is proposed at this time."