Gardai investigate weekend fire at St Johnston farm

Gardai have confirmed they are investigating the cause a fire at a farm in St Johnston on Saturday afternoon. The blaze broke out in a shed, and was reported at around half past three.

12,000 square feet of shed space was damaged, as were two trailers and other items of machinery. Around 1,500 bales of straw were also destroyed. A forensics team has carried out a thorough probe of the area.

It's understood arson is suspected - Gardai have confirmed they are treating the fire as suspicious, and investigastions are continuing.