Removals underway for Charleville brothers

The removals of three brothers - all victims of last week's double-murder/suicide tragedy in North Cork - is underway.

Removals underway for Charleville brothers

The removals of three brothers - all victims of last week's double-murder/suicide tragedy in North Cork - is underway.

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at O'Malley's Funeral Home in Charleville, where the bodies of twins, Tom and Paddy O'Driscoll, nine, and their older brother, Jonathan, 21, will be removed to the nearby Holy Cross Church over the next hour or so.

The mourners are being led by the boys' parents, Helen and Thomas O'Driscoll, who are still struggling to comes to terms with the appalling tragedy which befell their family last Thursday.

The twins were found stabbed to death in separate bedrooms at their home in Charleville around 5pm last Thursday.

Jonathan's body was discovered a short time later some 15km away beside a river in Buttevant.

While gardaí have not commented officially on the nature of their investigation, they believe the twins were murdered and that foul play was not involved in Jonathan's death.

Gardai have said that investigating officers in Charleville are not looking for any other person in relation to the twins' deaths.

A joint Requiem Mass for all three brothers will be celebrated at the church at noon tomorrow before the twins are laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery afterwards.

Jonathan will be buried separately in Kilmallock Cemetery at 3pm.

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