A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with the death of a toddler in Cork on Friday.
Two-year-old Santina Cawley was found in a critical condition in an apartment at the Elderwood complex, on the Boreenmanna Road shortly after 5am on Friday.
She was taken to Cork University Hospital with serious head injuries but died at around 9.20am on Friday.
A murder inquiry was launched following the results of a post-mortem examination the next day.
Investigating gardaí revealed today that a woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The woman is being held for questioning at Gurranabraher garda station on the northside of Cork city following her arrest this morning.
The arrest comes as Gardaí continue their probe into the death of the child.
An entire sweep of the Elderwood apartments on Boreenmanna Road in the city has been carried out by gardaí, with door-to-door inquiries of every unit in the building.
It has emerged that Gardaí were called to the apartment block twice on Friday morning.
They were called once between 3am and 4am in relation to a noise disturbance and again, shortly after 5am, when little Santina was rushed to the hospital. She was pronounced dead later on Friday morning.
There has been an outpouring of grief from relatives and friends of the toddler's family, with hundreds of messages of support posted on social media.
Santina was described as a "beautiful angel" while another person posted, "a bed in heaven for to our little doll."
Anyone with information can contact Anglesea Garda Station on 021-4522000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.