The bodies of a Kilkenny man, his wife, and three young sons were discovered in their family home at Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan
The father of three young boys was named as Alan Hawe from Windgap, a deputy principal of the local national school.
His wife Clodagh Hawe and their sons Liam (13) Niall (11) and Ryan (6) were also found dead at the scene.
The discovery of the bodies was made by local gardai when a relative had failed to gain entry to the family home.
Gardai found the bodies of the boys upstairs, and their parents bodies downstairs.
Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll said gardai have identified everyone they feel may be of assistance in the investigation.
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