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Flowers left at the scene in Charleville where the twins were found. Niall Carson/PA

Charleville tragedy: O'Driscoll twins and older brother to be buried separately

Nine-year-olds Thomas and Paddy and their 21-year-old brother Jonathan were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS for the three O’Driscoll brothers have been confirmed by the family this evening.

Nine-year-olds Thomas and Paddy and their 21-year-old brother Jonathan were found dead on Thursday evening after an apparent murder-suicide.

The remains of the three brothers will be taken to Holy Cross Church in Charleville at 4pm tomorrow afternoon, from O’Malley’s Funeral Home.

Requiem mass will take place at the church on Monday at midday, followed by Paddy and Thomas’s burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Jonathan will be buried separately in Kilmallock Cemetery later the same afternoon, at 3pm.


Gardaí confirmed last evening that no-one else is being sought in connection with the three deaths.

Thomas and Paddy are believed to have been stabbed at their home in Charleville, and were discovered by another brother.

Jonathan’s body was discovered some 15km away beside a river in Buttevant.

Children and staff at Banogue National School in Croom, Co Limerick, which the twins attended, were offered counselling yesterday, as the community struggled to come to terms with the tragedy.

Principal Sheila Cagney said the school had been left “deeply saddened” by what had happened.

Father Tom Naughton, who has been counselling the O’Driscoll family, said the close-knit community had been “shocked right through”.

First posted at 5.45pm.

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