Another Cork Family Tragedy?

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Over 50 Gardai involved in Cork brothers tragedy as post-mortems to take place

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Post-mortem examinations are due to take place in Cork this weekend following a suspected murder-suicide involving three brothers.a person wearing a military uniform standing in front of a building© Provided by Extra.ie

The bodies of Paddy, 60, and Willie, 66, Hennessy were found in a farmhouse in Curragorm, outside Mictcheltown, north Cork, on Friday morning.

Johnny Hennessy, 59, was found by Gardai in the nearby River Funshion shortly after noon on Friday.a person riding on the back of a house: The bodies of the three Hennessy brothers were found just outside Mitchelstown, Cork, yesterday. Pic: Michael Chester© Provided by Extra.ie The bodies of the three Hennessy brothers were found just outside Mitchelstown, Cork, yesterday. Pic: Michael Chester

It is believed that Johnny ‘snapped’ during a heated argument about the farm with his older brothers.

Over 50 Gardai from a number of different districts were involved in early searches of the scene on Friday morning.

They were alerted by a family member of a potential incident at the rural Cork farmhouse.a group of people posing for the camera: Paddy and Willie Hennessy were found on the family farm in Cork by Gardai on Friday.© Provided by Extra.ie Paddy and Willie Hennessy were found on the family farm in Cork by Gardai on Friday.

It was initially feared that there could be a potential hostage situation as members of Armed Support Units (ASU) from Cork and Limerick were dispatched to the farmyard.

A Garda negotiator and on-sight commander were also sent to the scene.

Later on Friday morning, a Garda helicopter was dispatched in an attempt to find the third brother and a red Toyota Corolla van.a vintage photo of a group of people posing for the camera: Post-mortems will take place on the bodies of the three brothers in Cork this weekend.© Provided by Extra.ie Post-mortems will take place on the bodies of the three brothers in Cork this weekend.

The vehicle was found at a nearby church a short distance away Friday morning.

Gardai preserved three sites at the farmhouse, the car park where the van was found and at a field near the river for technical examination.

Post-mortems are due to take place on the bodies of the three brothers in Cork this weekend.

They will be conducted by the Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster at Cork University Hospital. Dr Bolster also visited the scenes on Friday afternoon.It is believed that there was an argument between the three brothers about the family farm in Cork. Pic: Michael Chester© Provided by Extra.ie It is believed that there was an argument between the three brothers about the family farm in Cork. Pic: Michael Chester

Speaking at Mitchelstown Garda station, Superintendent Liam Geraghty said that they were not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation.

He added that he was not aware of any letter or any other communication being left by any of the dead men.

Supt Geraghty said: ‘Gardai will support the family through this personal tragedy for them.

‘We will have to wait for post-­mortem results to determine the nature of the injuries but at this stage we do not anticipate that any firearm was involved.’

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