An elderly woman plunged to her death after slipping while cleaning her windows.
The 82-year-old was understood to be washing a window sill at her fourth-floor flat in inner city Dublin at the time.
Witnesses who saw the incident at Avondale House on North Cumberland Street called the emergency services.
Gardai said they were alerted to the accident at around 9pm last night.
The pensioner, believed to have fallen on to bark cuttings but who sustained serious injuries, was rushed to the Mater Hospital.
But she later died from her wounds.
Gardaí said the matter was being treated as a sudden death.
While a report is being prepared for the coroner, there is no separate Garda investigation into the incident.