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We’re gone to Heaven

Dad leaves tragic note for wife

Members of the Garda Technical Team heading towards Audley Cove in Ballydehob yesterday. Picture: Eddie O’Hare

‘GONE to Heaven’. This was By DEIRDRE O’REILLY the tragic note Rebecca In Ballydehob McCarthy found at the On her return home some hours home she shared with her husband Martin and the later, she discovered her husband and cherished daughter were couple’s only child, missing and, after finding Clarissa. The bodies of 50-year-old Martin and three-year-old Clarissa were found early yesterday morning along the shore just metres from the family home at Filemuck, three-and-a-half miles outside the west Cork village of Ballydehob. Originally from Los Angeles, but living in Ballydehob for some years, Mrs McCarthy left home to go out early Tuesday evening.

the letter, raised the alarm just before midnight. Just after 1am the body of Clarissa was found in the water. For an hour-and-a-half CPR was carried out on the little girl as her mother looked on. “I thought I had seen it all but this was the worst thing ever,” said Michael O’Regan, who is with Goleen Coastguard. ● See pages 2 and 3 for more.

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regain the trust of an entire generation who blame the party for their financial difficulties — says party finance spokesman Michael McGrath. In an interview in today’s (YHQLQJ (FKR, the Carrigaline man says that the party needs to work hard to regain the trust of people and to win back credibility on financial and economic matters. “There is a whole generation of people out there in their 30s and 40s who are heavily indebted and whose standards of living have fallen dramatically. They blame Fianna Fáil for that,” he said. On his own political future, Deputy McGrath said he was committed to Cork South Central despite suggestions from party colleagues

By MARY SMITHWICK Politics Editor

that he move to Cork South West. Fianna Fáil will be under pressure in South Central at the next election when it’s reduced from five to four seats. But he said he’s not moving and will be standing alongside party leader Micheál Martin. “I’m living in South Central. People in South Central have stood by me in two elections and I’m going to stand by them. I will be a candidate in the next election. Hopefully, I will come through it,” he said. Deputy McGrath would not say who had made the suggestion that he move but said it hadn’t come from official levels. ● See pages 12 and 13.

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