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01st Mar 2019

Family of murdered Clodagh Hawe urge public not to donate to GoFundMe page

Carl Kinsella

Clodagh Hawe

They don’t want money from the public.

Jacqueline Connolly has asked that the public stop donating money to a GoFundMe page in the name of her murdered sister Clodagh Hawe.

Clodagh Hawe was killed by her husband Alan Hawe in 2016, along with her children. Her family recently appeared on the Claire Byrne Live show to appeal for more information to be made available to them by Garda investigators.

Today, the family has asked people to ignore an online crowdfunding page made for the family.

The message was issued through the official Claire Byrne Live Twitter page. The statement read: “The sister of Clodagh Hawe, Jacqueline Connolly has asked members of the public NOT to donate to an on-line fundraising page which has been established using Clodagh Hawe’s tragedy to raise money.”

“In a Tweet this evening Jacqueline Connolly has said: “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.”

Byrne also confirmed that the GoFundMe page had been shut down.

“A spokesperson for Go Fund Me has confirmed to RTÉ that the page has been suspended “to prevent any further distress for the family” and an inquiry is underway into who established the page.”

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