The Health Service Executive has confirmed that an investigation is underway following the death of a baby.
The baby was born on August 16 at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar and subsequently died at the National Maternity Hospital Neo Natal Unit on August 22.
In a statement, the HSE said: "An incident management policy is being followed and a full and thorough investigation has commenced."
The executive has confirmed the family is involved in the process.
The hospital has extended its sympathies to the family.