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Family of Clodagh Hawe warn of fake GoFundMe pages


By Jennifer McShane
02nd Mar 2019
Family of Clodagh Hawe warn of fake GoFundMe pages

The family of Clodagh Hawe have warned people not to donate to online fundraising pages set up in their name. Pages are being set up but have no link to them.

Ms Hawe’s sister, Jacqueline Connolly said the family would never accept money “on the back of our grief.”

Related: ‘We have questions we need answered’: Family of Clodagh Hawe break silence on the tragic murder-suicide

“It has come to our attention that someone has set up a gofundme page in our name. Please ignore this as Mam and I would never in a million years accept money from anyone on the back of our grief. We have informed RTÉ and they are having it shut down!” tweeted Jacqueline Connolly.

In recent days, the family have been calling for a full inquiry into the deaths of Clodagh and her children. Clodagh and her three sons were murdered by their husband and father, Alan Hawe in 2016.

Although a note was left ‘explaining’ his actions, Clodagh’s family believe they don’t know the full story into the tragedy that happened that night and why such horror occurred – and they also want more steps to be taken to prevent the same attacks happening again.

In a similar tragedy, a mother of three, Cathy Ward was found dead in her home and her husband Alan is currently being questioned by Gardai in relation to the attack; further proof that the current system isn’t protecting the most vulnerable.

Related: Dáil calls for familicide research to be carried out following Hawe tragedy

One particular page has been shut down but the public is asked to be mindful of similar pages and to report them if they come across any online.

The family also want to know if their case formed part of an ongoing review of cases of domestic homicide and have called for the introduction of independent multi-agency domestic homicide and child death reviews.

They are due to meet Garda Commissioner Drew Harris next week and are seeking the garda file on the case.

Main photograph via Twitter