Rhino horns have been stolen during a break-in at the home of Lord of the Dance creator Michael Flatley in Co Cork.

Mr Flatley and his family were at home in Castlehyde at the time of the robbery.

They raised the alarm when they heard intruders in another part of the house.

The raiders got away before gardaí arrived.

It is believed the horns were specifically targeted by the raiders.

Gardaí in Fermoy have begun an investigation.

They are appealing for anybody who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to contact them.