Gardaí are investigating an attack at a house in the early hours of this morning in Co Roscommon.

Eight people were injured, three of whom required treatment in hospital.

One man is still in hospital this evening while the other two have been released.

Four vehicles were also burned out and one dog was killed.

The attack took place at around 5.30am this morning at a recently repossessed house and farm in Falsk near Strokestown.

Security personnel were at the scene when a large number of men in high-viz jackets arrived and attacked them with baseball bats.

The eight people who were injured are all security personnel and the dog that was killed was a security dog.

The farm and house have been sealed off as a crime scene and gardaí have begun a criminal investigation.

Two of the men who were injured in the incident have now been discharged from hospital.

A third man, who was being treated for injuries to his head and leg, will stay in hospital overnight.

Meanwhile, Roscommon TD Michael Fitzmaurice who raised the issue of an eviction at the house in the Dáil earlier this week, has condemned last night’s violence.

The Independent deputy also criticised what he said was the heavy handed nature of the eviction that happened at the house on Tuesday.  

However, he said violence was not the answer and the only solution was negotiation with the banks.

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy also condemned what happened last night, as well as the eviction last Tuesday.

He said the family and the people of the area were upset about what happened, but he appealed for calm and said he was hopeful the family could be returned to their home.

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