1 September 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The deaths of a father, mother and three children in an apparent murder/suicide incident in Co Cavan at the weekend evoked a minute’s silence and a brief adjournment of business at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board.

Gardaí found the bodies of Alan Hawe, his wife Clodagh and their sons Liam, Niall and Ryan at their home at Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff on Monday.

At the outset of the business of Tuesday’s ETB meeting at the Garage Theatre in Monaghan Town, Chairperson Cathy Bennett proposed a five-minute adjournment in light of the death of the Hawe family in Ballyjamesduff.

Members concurred without comment, and the business was adjourned following the observation of a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the deceased, all present standing.

In a media statement this week, the Health Service Executive extended sympathy to the families, friends and the wider community following the tragic loss of the Hawe family.
The statement continued: “The HSE is liaising with the National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) and is linking with local community and other statutory services to provide information and support at this time.
“Counselling support can be accessed from the following organisations:
The Samaritans 116 123
Pieta House 1800 247 247
ISPCC Childline 1800 666 666
Teentext can also be contacted by texting ‘Talk’ to 50101
Further information is available at:

“If people have any concerns, they should contact their GP who will discuss their concerns and make a referral to an appropriate HSE service, if required. For Out of Hours service please contact NEDOC at 1850 777 911.”

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