The mother of two boys who were murdered by their father has said she hopes a domestic homicide review might help give some idea of why these types of homicides occur and how they might be prevented in the future. 

Kathleen Chada, whose sons Eoghan and Ruairí were murdered by their father six years ago, said the multi-agency review is not about apportioning blame but looking at life through the eyes of the victims. 

Sanjeev Chada was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering his sons on 29 July 2013.

Ms Chada said there is an imbalance in the investment and resources for victims of homicide.

Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O’Rourke, Ms Chada said around €28,000 a year is given to Advic - Advocates for Victims of Homicide - for counselling services for victims.

However, she said, around €50 million per annum is given to legal aid. 

She said there is a lack of information and support for victims in the immediate aftermath, explaining that she had to cancel children's allowance and try to cancel a sky subscription that was in her ex-husband's name.

Ms Chada said that while she welcomed the Government's announcement, she believed it should be a cross-party initiative. 

Calling for the process to be speedier, she said that statistically and historically, "we know women will be killed" while the review is ongoing.

Ms Chada said she hopes the parole bill will be introduced before her ex-husband can apply for it next year.

This would increase the time before a prisoner can make an application for parole from seven years to 12. 

Although she would be able to put in a submission if Sanjeev Chada sought parole, she said that would be scrutinised and there were limits to what she would be able to put in it and it would be like writing a victim impact statement over and over again.

Ms Chada said she would be fearful if her ex-husband was released and her greatest fear was that she would meet him at her sons' grave. 

She said she did not visit the grave much because "it's not where the boys are" for her.

She said her parents can see her sons' grave from their bedroom window so she knows it is well looked after.

The bodies of ten-year-old Eoghan and five-year-old Ruairí were found in the boot of their father's car after it crashed into a wall near Westport, Co Mayo, after the boys were reported missing the night before.

In her victim impact statement at Sanjeev Chada's trial, Ms Chada said her sons had been robbed of their futures and had died in a "cruel and violent way by their own father".