Gardai have confirmed to Meath Live that an investigation into an alleged arson attack on the car of Fine Gael councillor Paddy Meade is still active four years on from when it happened.

Meade, who has taken two defamation cases against FG colleagues, saw his then ten year old Audi A4 had been torched as he walked out to start work on the family farm at Lobinstown on May 1st 2018.

A Garda spokesman said, ‘Gardaí are investigating a criminal damage incident that occurred on Tuesday, 1st May, 2018, in the  Lobinstown,Navan area of County Meath.

 ‘A car was damaged during the incident. No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.’

Meanwhile reports are emerging of an incident at a Fine Gael function in the midlands a few years ago in which Meade had teeth damaged in an altercation involving another FG member.

Meade told us, ‘I will say no more than yes there was an incident which left me with damaged teeth, Gardai were on the scene on the night.’

Meade yesterday issued a statement welcoming an apology, posted on Twitter, from fellow FG councillor, Sharon Tolan in relation to allegations she made suggesting Meade had parked his car in a disabled parking space.

He said, ‘ I very much welcome Councillor Sharon Tolan’s statement on Twitter today. I am pleased to report the litigation I instituted against Councillor Tolan has resolved to our satisfaction.’