Clodagh Hawe’s family say they welcome the news of a state-funded study into familicide and domestic homicide and hope it’ll lead to a societal change in Ireland. It comes after Justice Minister, Charlie Flanagan met with her family earlier this year.
Three years ago in Ballyjamesduff in Co Cavan, Clodagh Hawe and her three sons were murdered by her husband Alan Hawe, who then killed himself. Earlier this year Clodagh’s family called for an inquiry, and for the government to do more to highlight such cases.
The year-long review will consult with State agencies, family members, media, and non-Government organisations, to examine ways of supporting families affected and reviewing such crimes here. Chair of the study, Norah Gibbons, says there are several questions the study will look at: