Shane Michael

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In July 2014, the body of nine-year-old Brandon Skeffington (above) was found with stab wounds at his home in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo. His older brother, Shane Michael (20), was later found dead in a shed outside the house.

The mother of a man who killed his younger brother before taking his own life has said there should be greater awareness around mental health issues. (...)

The jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing in the case of Brandon Skeffington and a majority verdict of suicide “as a result of unsound mind” in the case of his brother Shane Michael. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest into the deaths of two brothers who died following an incident at their family home has heard one had been admitted to a psychiatric facil(...)

Michael Skeffington and his younger brother Brandon  were great friends who played football together, mourners at their funeral were told today.

Shane Michael Skeffington (20) and his younger brother Brandon (9) were buddies who played football together, mourners at their funeral heard today.As(...)