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Face of father involved in Cavan 'murder suicide'

Face of father involved in Cavan 'murder suicide'

Clodagh and her husband Alan Hawe and their three children Liam(13) Niall (11) and Ryan (6) were found dead today following what is being described as a suspected murder-suicide.

The grim discovery was made at Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff, Co.Cavan

The principal of Castlerahan primary school Anne Foley said Alan Hawe was “a valued member of our school staff and community, while two of his sons, Niall and Ryan were pupils in our school and Liam was a past pupil.

“They were wonderful children who will be greatly missed by all who knew them.”

Gardai believe that primary school teacher Alan Hawe stabbed his wife first, before knifing his three sons, to death in their beds.

Alan Hawe

Hawe is believed to have turned the knife on himself after killing his wife and children.

Gardai are not searching for anyone else in connection with the tragedy.