Gardaí investigating arson after three cars set on fire in one night

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Gardaí investigating arson after three cars set on fire in one night
A car set on fire in an arson attack in Doughiska. Photo: Alan Cheevers

Gardaí are investigating extremely serious suspected arson after multiple cars were burned out overnight in the Doughiska area of Galway City.

Three cars were set alight in the Garran Ard estate in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

City Concillor Alan Cheevers said that he’s deeply concerned about this incident, which has also proved worrying for locals.

Families living in the area are also shocked and frightened that this could happen in a “quiet residential estate”.

Fire damage from the arson incident. Photo: Alan Cheevers

In a statement to Galway Daily, Gardaí said that they are investigating the incident, with no arrests yet made.

“Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage by fire that occurred at Garran Ard, Doughiska, County Galway at approximately 2am on Monday 10th of May 2022.

“A number of vehicles were damaged during this incident. No arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing.”

This is the second arson attack at Garran Ard in as many months, after a car and house were both damaged in a fire at the end of January.

Another car in the same estate was also set ablaze last October, one of two attacks in the city in the same night.