Gardaí are investigating an allegation regarding the death of a new born infant that occurred in the 1970's.

As part of that investigation a search warrant was executed at an address in south Dublin yes.

Updates will be provided when this search has concluded. It is anticipated that the search will last 2 to 3 weeks. The result of this search will determine the future direction of the investigation.

Gardaí have remind the media that this investigation is at a sensitive stage and to be conscious of this in the manner in which they report on the investigation, in order not to jeopardise any potential prosecutions.

At this stage no spokesperson will be made available and this will be reviewed pending the completion of the search operation.