Gardaí in Killarney are investigating a suspected fire bomb attack on a family home in the early hours of this morning.

The family of settled Travellers, including up to four children, were asleep at the time of the attack, which severely damaged the bungalow at Hazlewood Drive in Ballyspillane at around 1am.

It is understood a petrol bomb was thrown at the door and that windows were smashed.

Gardaí confirmed they are investigating an incident of criminal damage.

They said the door of the house was believed to have been set alight, causing damage to the front of house.

They said the occupants of the house were asleep inside, but got out safely through the back door and there were no injuries.

They said no arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.