Hawthorn Crescent, Dundalk, County Louth last night

A man ran up to the house and threw a device that set trees and the side of the house on fire. The heat of the blaze cracked the windows.

The children were taken from bed and the family escaped without injury but remain severely traumatised.

It is the third such attack on the home of a garda in the Dundalk area in the last 18 months.

Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú condemned the attack. He said: “If a neighbour hadn’t seen the fire and warned the family we could have been dealing with something much more serious.”

Investigation under way after arson attack on home of garda (RTÉ)

Dundalk blaze causes extensive damage to family home (Dundalk Democrat)

Pic via Donegal Democrat

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