The devastated father of the three McGinley children who were found dead in Dublin last week has issued a heartbreaking message to all parents.
Andrew McGinley from Donegal says “every breath is a struggle” following the tragic deaths of his children Conor, 9, Darragh, 7, and Carla, 3.
The bodies of the children were discovered in their home in Newcastle on Friday night. The children’s mother remains in Tallaght Hospital after being found in a disorientated condition on the same night.
Mr McGinley is being comforted by family and neighbours as garda investigations continue.
As he comes to terms with the enormous tragedy, he issued this public message:
“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.
“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.