Updated: 19/12/17 : 08:00:43
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Inquest resumes on tragic Cavan family deaths

The inquest into the death of a mother and her three sons in Cavan will resume this morning.

Clodagh Hawe and her three boys were killed by their dad Alan last year near Ballyjamesduff.

He then died by suicide.

Day one of the inquest heard from Clodagh Hawe’s mother Mary Coll.

She alerted gardaí that something was wrong after she found a note pinned to the back door of her daughter’s house asking for gardai to be called.

The bodies of Clodagh, her three boys and her husband Alan were found inside the house.

The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis also gave evidence yesterday about their cause of deaths.

While forensic gardaí said a sealed letter and a loose letter with Alan Hawe’s handwriting were found on the kitchen table.

Medical experts are expected to give evidence when the inquest resumes this morning at 10am.