Tuesday 16 January 2018

Gardaí probe 'petrol-bomb' attack on solicitor's office overnight

Solicitor says it was mindless 'vandalism' and work is not interrupted

The incident happened in the Seatown area of Dundalk. Picture: Google Maps
The incident happened in the Seatown area of Dundalk. Picture: Google Maps
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A garda investigation has been launched after a solicitor's office was torched overnight.

Emergency services were called to the offices of MacGuill & Company in Dundalk at approximately 11.15pm on Friday.

It is believed that a petrol bomb was thrown through a window of the premises, causing some damage to the building.

An alarm was triggered and Dundalk fire officers attended the scene at the office block in Seatown.

James MacGuill, managing partner at the firm, told Independent.ie that he was not concerned about the incident.

"It appears to be a vandalism incident," he said. "It is being investigated by the guards and the fire service.

"None of our work has been interrupted as as a result of this."

Nobody was injured in the incident.

A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardaí and Dundalk Fire services attended an incident of criminal damage by fire at a commercial premises at Seatown, Dundalk. (office block). The incident occurred on the 29th Sept 2017 at approximately 11.15pm.

"No injuries were reported, no arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing."

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