SWIS does not have the article to hand and would not waste any money on such a right wing rag, but apparently, they and they alone are reporting that this tragic story was down to drugs.
For those who are unaware of the story, three people were found dead in a remote farmhouse in Grangecon, County Wicklow. Two elderly parents in their mid eighties and their 43 year old son. All three had shotgun wounds and two guns were found in the farmhouse. The police are not looking for anyone else and believe this to be a case of murder-suicide.
Now SWIS could understand what went on here to a certain extent. It happens all over Ireland where the one unmarried member of a family is left (expected, almost forced into in some cases) to look after his/her elderly parents. SWIS has some experience of this. This is not a problem for some, but for others it can be a huge strain and they end up having absolutely no life of their own and suffering from depression and feelings of intense bitterness.
However, the Irish Daily Mail somehow believe that this is all down to an argument over drugs. Apparantly, the son was in trouble with the guards the previous week for a drugs offence. OK, but they then go on to say that it was an argument over this that spiralled out of control that led to the tragedy. How on earth did they arrive at that conclusion? The last time anyone saw any of them alive was the son on the Saturday morning. No alarm was raised until they were missed from being at church on the Sunday. So did the mail have secret micrphones installed in the farmhouse? SWIS thinks not. Pure speculation and of the worst possible kind. Let's try and sell more copy and make a statement in the process. This is sick journalism.
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