The body was discovered on Sunday evening.
Gardaí have arrested a man after a child was found dead in Limerick on Sunday evening (3 November).
Shortly after 7pm, Gardaí discovered the body of a young boy, believed to be 11 years of age, at a house in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gardaí are investigating all possible circumstances surrounding the death.
A man aged in his late 20s was arrested following the discovery and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.
The scene has been preserved for a forensic and technical examination and the services of both the Office of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau have been requested.
Investigations are ongoing.