Mourners gather for funeral of Hines family

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral mass of Sarah Hines and her two children in Co Limerick.

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral mass of Sarah Hines and her two children in Co Limerick.

The 25-year-old mother and her three-year-old son Reece and five-month-old baby daughter Amy, were stabbed to death in their home in Newcastle West last Monday week.

The family of Alicia Brough from Co Cork, who was also found stabbed to death in the house, was also represented at the mass at St Patrick's Church in Tournafulla.

John Geary, aged 31, from Meadowcourt, Newcastle West has been charged with the four killings.

Addressing mourners at this afternoon's mass, Parish Priest, Fr Willie O'Gorman, said the whole community has been overshadowed by clouds of grief.

"We have been cast into darkness by the tragic deaths of Sarah and her children Reece and Amy," he said.

"We are gathered here today overshadowed by clouds of grief and loss."

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