CIT community in shock following tragedy in Kanturk

CIT community in shock following tragedy in Kanturk

The Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) community was said to be in shock following the tragedy in Kanturk on Monday.

The Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) community was said to be in shock following the tragedy in Kanturk on Monday.

The remains of 59-year-old Tadgh O’Sullivan and his two sons Diarmuid and Mark, both aged in their 20s, were discovered at two locations at the family farm at Assolas.

Cork Institute of Technology has confirmed that Diarmuid O’Sullivan was a recent student who concluded his studies in June 2020 and was due to be conferred next week with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting.

Dr Dan Collins, Head of Student Affairs, said that the entire CIT Community was in shock as news of the tragic deaths unfolded yesterday.

“There are no words anyone can say to express how people are feeling. This tragedy is heart-breaking, and we extend our thoughts and sympathy to his mother, Ann. We also keep in our thoughts, and prayers, his brother Mark and his father Tadgh. We are mindful at this time of his friends, classmates, and staff of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, as well as the extended family and neighbours.”  

Dr Collins indicated that staff described Diarmuid as a young man with promise, who was a hard worker, respected, and held in high regard by staff and students alike.

Tadgh, Mark and Diarmuid O’Sullivan who died in a shooting in a remote part of Kanturk. Picture: An Garda Siochana. 
Tadgh, Mark and Diarmuid O’Sullivan who died in a shooting in a remote part of Kanturk. Picture: An Garda Siochana. 

An Garda Síochána is appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist in the investigation of the incidents to contact investigating Garda at Mallow Garda Station 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

A family liaison officer has been appointed and an incident room has been established in Kanturk.

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