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‘Every breath is a struggle’ — father of 3 children found dead speaks of loss


by IMAGE
28th Jan 2020
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Andrew McGinley issued a statement through gardaí


The father of three children found dead in their home in Co Dublin on Friday night has spoken of his grief.

The bodies of Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla McGinley (3) were discovered in their home in Newcastle just before 8pm.

In a statement issued through gardaí Andrew McGinley said: “There are no words. There is only devastation, grief and anguish. Every breath is a struggle.

“Conor, Darragh and Carla are adored. They all had beautiful, bright futures ahead of them with family, friends and a community who love them.

He added: “To all parents, cuddle your children whenever you get a chance, tell them how much you love them as often as you can, spend every spare minute with them reading, playing and enjoying their wonderfulness.

“The future has now become our enemy but we will battle it every day to keep the memory of Conor, Darragh and Carla alive.”

Following the deaths of the three children, Tusla said it will be offering support through schools, counselling services, family support services and local groups in the Newcastle area.