A manhunt has been launched for three men believed to have been involved in a violent burglary in Tuam Co Galway.
A couple and their two children are shaken following Tuesday's incident.
At about 7.30pm on Tuesday evening, a couple, both aged in their 30s, and their two young children returned to their home at Parkwest in Clonberne, Tuam when three men entered their house.
The men - described as thinly built Eastern Europeans - assaulted the couple, leaving them with non-life-threatening injuries.
The men are said to be between 5' 8" and 6' tall.
They made off with some cash and phones.
The youngsters were not physically hurt but are said to be traumatised following the attack.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed anything out of the ordinary is asked to contact Gardaí on 093 70840.