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Michelle Mulherin: Investigation after Fine Gael TD office fire

Michelle Mulherin Image copyright RTE
Image caption Ms Mulherin said she was thankful no-one was injured in the fire

Irish police have launched an investigation after a fire broke out at the constituency office of a Fine Gael TD in County Mayo.

It is believed flammable material was thrown through the front window of Michelle Mulherin's office in Ballina shortly after 19:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The office sustained minimal smoke damage as a result of the blaze.

The street has been closed to traffic and an examination is being carried out in the building.

In a statement, Ms Mulherin said she was thankful that no-one had been injured.

"I await the outcome of the garda investigation and will be making no further comment at this stage," she said.

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