A father and two of his children are in a stable condition in hospital this evening after they were the victims of a suspected hit-and-run incident in Longford town.

The two men, who are aged in their mid-40s, mid-20s and a woman in her late teens, were injured as they walked through the Annaly car park at around 4pm.

The man in his mid-40s is believed to have sustained a suspected broken ankle while his son was treated for a laceration to his head at the scene by emergency personnel.

The two men had appeared at a sitting of Longford Circuit Court less than an hour earlier concerning an unrelated incident in November 2017.

It is understood the incident is being linked to an ongoing feud involving two families following two separate incidents at a shopping centre car park in Longford town earlier this month.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to contact them at Longford Garda Station, (043) 3350570.