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.”
Pic via Donegal Democrat
The attack happened last night at a compound belonging to a contractor on the Lacken Road. The damage is estimated to be up to €100,000.
— Damien Tiernan (@damienrte) May 6, 2015
RTÉ reporter Damien Tiernan’s coverage of an overnight blaze/’attack’ at a civil engineering plant and Irish Water pipe contractor in Waterford.
He wants you to join the dots.