A car was driven into the gate lodge at Dunsink Observatory last night.
The incident occurred around 6pm last night, where a car was driven into the small building on the property and set on fire afterwards. This act of vandalism took place just one day after a similar incident at a Flyefit in Malahide.
Three Dublin Fire Brigade units from Finglas, Phibsborough and Blanchardstown were called to the scene, according to TheJournal.ie.
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The scientific institution, which was established in 1785, is mainly used at present as residential accommodation and a venue to hire for small meetings and workshops.
Thankfully the gate lodge was derelict and no one was injured in the fire.