A man was shot in the arm and tied up in his home by a six-man gang, gardai have said.
The man, in his 30s, was alone in his house in Rathduffmore, Hacketstown, near the Carlow-Wicklow border, when the armed men broke in on Wednesday at about 10pm. It is believed the man was able to free himself and raise the alarm.
A Garda spokesman said the break-in is not being treated as a robbery but further examinations are going on at the house.
The man was taken to Naas General Hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.