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Aggrieved father and younger son Diarmuid locked gates and smashed phones as they prepared to kill, writes Maeve Sheehan

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Final journey: Anne O’Sullivan follows the coffins of her husband Tadg and son Diarmuid at St Mary’s church in Castlemagner. Photo: Frank McGrath

Final journey: Anne O’Sullivan follows the coffins of her husband Tadg and son Diarmuid at St Mary’s church in Castlemagner. Photo: Frank McGrath

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Final journey: Anne O’Sullivan follows the coffins of her husband Tadg and son Diarmuid at St Mary’s church in Castlemagner. Photo: Frank McGrath

In the weeks before their deaths, Tadg O'Sullivan and his youngest son had plenty of time to nurse the grievance that had consumed them for months.

The 59-year-old mechanic and his youngest son, Diarmuid (23), had been alone at the homestead in north Cork for a fortnight.


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