Five members of the one family found dead

Five members of the one family found dead

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of five bodies at a house at Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff, Co.Cavan earlier today.

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

The body of a man in his 40s, his wife - a woman in her 30s - and their three sons aged 13, 11 and 6 was made this morning.

"The Garda investigation is ongoing but at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths," the gardai said in a statement.

It is understood that a relative of the family called to the home at shortly this morning, and that when they were unable to gain entry they raised the alarm.

It is understood that the family have lived in the area for some time, and were well-known.

Local councillor Paddy Smith had only arrived back into Ballyjamesduff this afternoon, and said the whole area is “shocked”.

“It’s just complete shock,” Mr Smith said.

“I only heard about it and rang a couple of people and everyone is shocked.

“If there is five people dead, it’s tragic, no matter what.

“It’s just hard to get your head around the whole thing,” he added.

Senior Gardaí will hold a media briefing at Ballyjamesduff Garda station at 5pm.