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kerry tragedy Separate funeral arrangements to be made for family who died in Kerry murder-suicide

The funeral of Mossie O’Sullivan is set to be strictly private

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Mossie, Eileen and Jamie O'Sullivan were found dead in a suspected murder suicide at their home in Lixnaw, north Kerry

Mossie, Eileen and Jamie O'Sullivan were found dead in a suspected murder suicide at their home in Lixnaw, north Kerry

Mossie, Eileen and Jamie O'Sullivan were found dead in a suspected murder suicide at their home in Lixnaw, north Kerry

Separate funerals arrangements are being made for those who died in an apparent murder/suicide in Co Kerry, it has emerged.

The arrangements for the funerals of Eileen O’Sullivan and her son Jamie are being made separately to that of their husband and father, Mossie O’Sullivan.

The funeral of Mossie O’Sullivan is set to be strictly private and is being managed by different undertakers.

The arrangements for Mrs O’Sullivan and her son are being finalised and awaiting the return of family relatives from the UK.

Mrs O’Sullivan (56) and her 24-year son Jamie were found dead in the family home in Lixnaw on Tuesday night. The body of Mossie was found in the garden to the rear of the house. All three bodies were found with fatal gunshot wounds.

The post-mortem examinations of the three have been completed but the results are not being released for operational reasons. Nobody else is being sought in connection with the deaths.

Gardaí believe that Eileen and Jamie were killed in their home by Mossie, who then died by suicide.

Gardaí were called to the property after the alarm was raised by a neighbour on Tuesday night.

In an update on Friday, Gardaí said they were keeping an open mind regarding the events that led to the deaths.

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