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Family Of Clodagh Hawe Want A Full Inquiry Into Murders

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

02:57 26 Feb 2019


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The family of Clodagh Hawe, who along with her three children, was murdered by her husband want a new inquiry into their deaths.

Ms. Hawe, as well as Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6), were found dead in their Cavan home in August 2016.

In an interview last night on RTE's Claire Byrne Live, Clodagh's mother Mary Coll and sister Jacqueline Connolly said they want the Garda files on the investigation to be released.

They were critical of the inquest which heard Alan Hawe had been suffering from severe mental illness, and the family are now calling on Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, to set up a special investigation unit for cases of this type.

The reaction to last night's show was utter shock:

The Government is being urged to make a change to laws so that a spouse killer cannot benefit financially from their victim’s death.

Clodagh Hawe's family are now calling on the Justice Minister to amend the Succession Act.

It currently allows the perpetrator of a spousal homicide to become a beneficiary of the couple's joint assets such as the family home.

Anyone affected by issues raised in this article can contact the Samaritans on 116-123, Pieta House on 1800-247-247, Childline on 1800-66 66-66, or text "support" to 50101 and Women's Aid on 1800-341-900.


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