Thursday, October 29, 2020

Irish father and his two sons are shot dead in family disagreement over inheritance

Pictures of a dad and his two sons who were found shot dead have been released.

Tadgh O'Sullivan is seen smiling with son Mark on his graduation from University last year, while Diarmuid O’Sullivan is seen smartly dressed with a female companion, grinning outside a front door.

The trio were all found with gunshot wounds in a tragedy which has shocked the community of rural north Cork and the nation of Ireland.

Their bodies were found on land and a farmhouse. 

Local media reports Mark was 26, while Tadgh was in his fifties and Diarmuid was 22.

It is alleged that their deaths are linked to a disagreement over family inheritance

It is believed that a major dispute blew up in the family recently over a will relating to a large parcel of land.

It is understood that the police were aware of legally-held firearms in the house, which is relatively isolated and surrounded by land which is popular with local gun-clubs.

The body of the younger brother was found in a bedroom of the farmhouse while his dad and older brother were found up to half a kilometre away in a field.

It was reported that a woman in her 60s raised the alarm, turning up at a neighbour's home, appearing distraught and saying there had been a shooting at her family home.