An investigation has been launched to determine if a schoolgirl aged 14 died after a ‘TikTok challenge’.
The 14-year-old took ill at a property in the south-west of the country over the weekend.
The second year student was rushed to a Dublin hospital but pronounced dead on Monday.
Investigators believe the teenager became seriously ill after inhaling aerosol after seeing a ‘challenge’ on TikTok.
The dangerous trend is commonly known as ‘chroming’.
A garda spokesperson said: “An Garda Síochána have notified the coroner of the death of a girl (14) which occurred at Crumlin Children’s Hospital. An Garda Síochána’s focus is the preparation of an investigation file for the coroner.”
A spokesperson for TikTok said in a statement: “Our deepest sympathies are with the family experiencing this tragic loss. Content of this nature is prohibited on our platform and would be removed if found. We will continue to prioritise protecting and supporting our community, working with expert partners and providing safety resources to those who need them.”