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'I thought I'd come home to five bodies' - mother whose house was petrol-bombed

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Innocent victims: Teresa Doyle with her daughters Stephanie and Laura and partner Noel Small. Photo: Frank McGrath

Innocent victims: Teresa Doyle with her daughters Stephanie and Laura and partner Noel Small. Photo: Frank McGrath

The damaged facade of the family home in Longford

The damaged facade of the family home in Longford

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Innocent victims: Teresa Doyle with her daughters Stephanie and Laura and partner Noel Small. Photo: Frank McGrath

A mother whose family home was petrol-bombed said she feared she would find five bodies as she raced back to the house.

Teresa Doyle was alerted to the fire at her home in Longford in a phone call as she took her daughter Laura (13) to Dublin in a taxi for dialysis.

Another of her daughters, Rachel (15), rang to tell her that she was trapped in the house by the flames with her sister Stephanie (18) and friend Chantelle (15) as well as Teresa's partner Noel Small and his daughter Amber (13).