A young couple escaped without injury after shots were fired at them as they walked in Kilbarrack in north Dublin last night.

Three shots were fired at the pair on St Berach's Place at the junction with Swan's Nest Avenue at around 10.30pm.

A nearby house was hit and damaged in the incident but the family, who were at home at the time, were not injured.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information about the incident or who might have seen any activity in the area between 10.15pm and 10.45pm last night to contact Raheny Garda Station at 01-6664300, the Garda Confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.