Three men killed in apparent murder-suicide in Cork named locally
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Three men killed in apparent murder-suicide in Cork named locally

THE THREE men tragically killed in an incident on a remote Cork farm yesterday have been named locally.

Tadhg O'Sullivn and his two sons, Mark and Diarmuid O'Sullivan, were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds yesterday afternoon, according to RTÉ News.

The alarm was first raised at 7am when one of the sons was shot while he lay in bed.

A woman who was present in the house managed to escape and call the emergency services, but the presence of licensed firearms within the house meant Gardaí did not enter.

Instead, a Garda negotiator was called and the Garda Emergency Response Unit eventually entered the property shortly before 12.30pm.

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They found 26-year-old Mark O'Sullivan with gunshot wounds in his room in the house near Kanturk village, and a short time later the bodies of his father, 59-year-old Tadhg, and younger brother, 23-year-old Diarmuid, were discovered in a field around half a kilometre away.

It is believed the deaths may have been linked to an ongoing argument about a will and future inheritance.

Diarmuid O'Sullivan was a CIT student and was due to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting next week, RTÉ News reports.

A statement sent to students by Head of Student Affairs Dr Dan Collins said the community was in shock, and "there are no words anyone can say to express how people are feeling".

"This tragedy is heartbreaking, and we extend our thoughts and sympathy to his mother, Ann. We also keep in our thoughts, and prayers, his brother Mark and his father Tadhg.

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"We are mindful at this time of his friends, classmates, and staff of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, as well as the extended family and neighbours."

 

Gardaí have reissued their appeal for information as investigations into the deaths of Tadhg, Diarmuid and Mark O'Sullivan continue.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Gardaí at Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.