Four adults and three children have been assaulted and tied up in a violent burglary at their home in Dublin.
Two men armed with a shotgun and a knife raided the house on Heathfield Way in Finglas around 10.30pm last night.
Gardaí said there were two men, two women - all in their 40s - and three children in the house - and they were threatened, assaulted and tied up.
The raiders left the house with a small sum of money and fled in a dark coloured car.
Two male victims from the house were taken to the Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, but their injuries were not life threatening.
The scene remains sealed off for a technical examination, and Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.