Felim Kelly

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Alan Hawe  with his wife Clodagh and their three children, Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Fr Felim Kelly, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan, who said Mass for Alan Hawe this week said, “My role as a priest is to preach the gospel”.

A priest who said Mass earlier this week for Alan Hawe, the man who murdered his wife and three children a year ago before killing himself, has defend(...)

The funeral of Alan Hawe (41), his wife Clodagh (39) and their sons Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The photograph the families chose was placed on a wooden stand in the church porch. A lovely portrait of Alan and Clodagh Hawe, smiling for the camer(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Alan Hawe (41), his wife Clodagh (39) and their sons Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“The family chain is broken and nothing will ever be the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Sleep tight.” Those were t(...)

Family handout photo of (left to right) Alan Hawe with his wife Clodagh and their children Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6), who died in a suspected murder-suicide at their countryside house in Co Cavan. Photograph: Hawes/Coll families/PA Wire

The media’s reporting of the murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the Hawe family has been worrying and the authorities need to review all similar(...)

Gardaí outside the house at Oakdene, Barconey near Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, where the Hawe family died. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

All five members of the Hawe family will be laid to rest in their home parish in Co Cavan on Saturday. Gardaí were last night continuing to examine(...)