Mental health experts say we need more research into so-called ‘murder suicides’.
The inquest into the deaths of the Hawe family in Cavan yesterday returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
Clodagh Hawe and her three sons were stabbed to death by their father Alan Hawe last year who then took his own life.
There’s been around a dozen murder suicides in this country over the last decade.
Professor of Psychiatry, Patricia Casey, says it’s crucial we study these cases.