Andrew McGinley has been forced to close a Facebook account due to comments directed at his mentally ill wife.
The page, named ‘Conor’s Clips’, was being used to promote initiatives set up to remember Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) was set up by Andrew who is originally from Donegal Town.
Mr McGinley recently spoke on RTE’s Primetime about his children’s love of Donegal and the times they spent here.
In recent days a string of posts have commented on the outcome of his wife Deirdre Morley’s trial.
Ms Morley admitted killing the children at their family home but was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.
Mr McGinley is using the media attention on the case to campaign for changes to the Mental Health Act and was using social media to promote the memory of his children.
He said he was left with no option but to close the page.
He said “I thought I was made of tougher stuff but Facebook is not a place I want to be anymore.”
“While most of the posts have supportive, he has been targeted by trolls making comments “about me and my family from people who have no knowledge of mental health, our family or anything relating to life with mental health”.
“They type with an air of confidence but when challenged by me they delete their posts. Whether they post for ‘likes’ from fellow trolls, I don’t know but I think there are too many here that I don’t find anywhere else.
“Therefore I’m choosing to go. You’ll find us elsewhere and I hope you’ll join us there. Thank you so much for your love and support.”