People in Killarney have expressed their shock at the sudden death of the 11 month old baby in the town.
Emergency services were called to the scene but attempts to save the child’s life were unsuccessful.
A man in his 30s, believed to be a Polish national, was taken to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee to receive medical treatment; he’s believed to be in a stable condition.
Assistant State Pathologist Margot Bolster is expected to carry out a post mortem on the child’s body later today.
A team from the Garda technical bureau is currently carrying out a forensic examination of the apartment.
Killarney Cllr Donal Grady said the whole town is grieving.
Radio Kerry’s Sean Hurley spoke with some local residents who also expressed their shock at the news.