Mary Coll

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Clodagh Hawe’s mother Mary Coll (right) and sister Jacqueline Connelly (left) outside Cavan courthouse following the inquest into the deaths of the Hawe family. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Co Cavan schoolteacher Alan Hawe confessed to the murders of his wife and three sons at the family home near Ballyjamesduff in August 2016 in a length(...)

Clodagh Hawe’s mother Mary Coll (right) and sister Jacqueline Connelly (left) outside Cavan Court House following the inquest. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

After delivering their verdicts on the deaths of three young boys and their parents, the actions of the jury, who had listened to harrowing evidence s(...)

Clodagh Hawe and her sons, from left, Niall, Ryan and Liam. Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

For almost a decade Alan Hawe suffered from depressive and anxiety-based symptoms, which progressed to “psychotic” symptoms by the time he murdered hi(...)

Clodagh Hawe and her sons, from left, Niall, Ryan, Liam.  Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

“The guards arrived and the rest you know,” Mary Coll wrote. It was how she concluded her written statement to the inquest into the murders of her da(...)

Left to right:  Niall, Ryan, Liam and Clodagh Hawe. Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

The inquest has begun into the murders of teacher Clodagh Hawe and her three sons, Liam, Niall and Ryan by their father Alan Hawe and his suicide at a(...)

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(...)

Alan Hawe (40) who killed his wife Clodagh Hawe (nee Coll) and their three boys, Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) a year ago. Photograph: Hawe and Coll families/PA Wire

An anniversary Mass for Alan Hawe who killed his wife and three children before killing himself was a stark reminder of how two families remain divide(...)

Clodagh Hawe with her sons Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

The mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe, who was murdered by her husband along with her three sons Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) last August, have (...)

A cultural highlight: Tens of thousands people turned out to watch Royal de Luxe’s Grandmother crossing Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

The biggest event of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture had 250,000 people watching a giant granny move about a city, as she captivated he(...)

Mike Fitzpatrick’s appointment to a dual role as chief executive and artistic director of Limerick City of Culture appears to have soothed the wounds of the past few weeks and was widely welcomed in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

There was a palpable air of relief at the press conference to announce Mike Fitzpatrick’s appointment as interim head of Limerick City of Culture yest(...)

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