Gardai Review of Protocols In Wake Of Kanturk Murder-Suicide.
Gardaí have begun a review of protocols in the wake of the Kanturk murder-suicide.
It follows a recommendation from a jury at the inquest of the deaths of three men from the same family
Tadg, Mark and Diarmuid O’Sullivan at a farmhouse at Raheen last October.
The inquest jury found that Tadg, 60, and Diarmuid, 23, took their own lives and they found that 26-year-old Mark,
who was shot seven times, was unlawfully killed by his brother and father.
The jury called for a review of Garda protocols as it emerged that concerns had been raised with gardaí prior to the murder-suicide.
The inquest heard that a relative of the O’Sullivan family told gardaí she was “extremely concerned” about the safety
of Mark and his mother Anne.
Louise Sherlock told Gardai Diarmuid had said to her this will all be over in a couple of weeks and that there would be a road of carnage.
The murder-suicide was linked to a dispute over who would inherit the family farm in North Cork.