A man is being treated for gunshot wounds following a suspected burglary at a farm in Swords, Co Dublin, yesterday.

The 34-year-old man is being treated at Our Lady Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda for gunshot injuries to his arm.

The scene at the Maryland farm in Kilsallaghan has been sealed off.

A legally held firearm and a silver Lexus car are being examined by gardaí.

The house was unoccupied at the time.

The farm is owned by a German industrialist, but there have not been cattle or crops on it for the last four years.

It was managed by a 79-year-old farmer who lives in the house nearby.