Matthew Healy: Woman charged over death of six-year-old boy

A woman in her late 30s is due to appear in court in connection with the death of a six-year-old boy in the Republic of Ireland.

Gardaí (Irish police) said the woman will appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court on Tuesday evening.

The six-year-old, who has been named locally as Matthew Healy, was found unresponsive in a car near Dunmore East area in the early hours of Friday morning.

It is understood that locals in the area were woken after midnight by the sounds of a woman in distress banging on doors and calling out.

Emergency services were then called and a woman was arrested near the scene.

The funeral of Matthew Healy will take place on Wednesday.

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