Five people are being treated in hospital after an arson attack at a house in Dundalk, Co Louth.
The house on Clontygora Court caught fire just after 3:30am this morning, with nearby residents reporting they heard a loud bang.
Five people who were in the house were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda with non life threatening injuries.
The fire was put out by local fire crews, with gardaí saying house was significantly damaged.
An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made so far.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.