Gardai yet to establish motive in suspected Lixnaw murder suicide

Gardai say they are yet to establish a motive into the suspected murder suicide, which has left three members of a family dead in North Kerry.

The bodies of 24-year-old Jamie O’Sullivan and his 56 year old mother Eileen, were found inside the home in the town of Lixnaw on Wednesday.

While Eileen’s partner, 63-year-old Mossie, was found in a nearby field with a shotgun recovered close to his body,

The bodies were removed to University Hospital Kerry, where post-mortem examinations are due to take place.

Consultant psychiatrist at the Hermitage Clinic in Dublin Patricia Casey, says she previously called for a national review to be set to into tragedies of this type.

“The years ago I approached the Minister for Justice with a view of setting up a national review of these, to examine the factors that were at play over the previous ten years as there had been quite a number then.

“However that particular Minister was interested but then moved on, and there has been no interest in the topic since.

“I do believe very firmly that we need a national enquiry into these tragic episodes.”

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