LOCAL TDS HAVE condemned an attack on a property in Roscommon over the weekend, which left eight people injured and caused significant damage.
The incident took place at a farmhouse outside of Strokestownin the county early yesterday morning.
Gardaí said it was an incident of “criminal damage and assault”. A number of vehicles were set alight and three of those attacked required hospital treatment. A dog was also seriously injured and had to be put down as a result.
A video posted by local newspaper The Democrat showed vehicles in flames at the property.
It is believed that the property in question had recently been repossessed and security personnel were guarding it at the time.
Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice last week raised the issue of the repossession in the Dáil.
“Yesterday in County Roscommon a group of 20 or 30 men with dogs came from the North, aided and abetted by An Garda Síochána who blocked off two roads,” he said.