Fundraiser launched to support McGinley family following deaths of three children
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Fundraiser launched to support McGinley family following deaths of three children

A GOFUNDME has been set up by a local Dublin community to show support for devastated Andrew McGinley following the tragic death of his three children.

Mr McGinley discovered the lifeless bodies of his children Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) upon returning to his home in Newcastle, Co Dublin on Friday 24 January.

The children's mother was found in a distressed and disoriented state outside of the house and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Gardaí today confirmed that they had arrested a woman in her 40's on suspicion of murder in relation to the deaths of Conor, Darragh and Carla.

Rocked by the tragic killings of the three children, the local Newcastle community have now come together to show their support for Andrew and the extended McGinley family.

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Gardaí name three children found dead in Dublin house. Conor, Carla, Andrew and Darragh (McGinley family)

A GoFundMe set up by one community member, which has already raised almost €20,000 of its €50,000 goal, states:

"We are a small tightknit community and would like to show our support for the McGinley Family at this tragic time.

"This page has been set up by a member of Newcastle Community working closely with the ReNewcastle Community Group.

"We are in touch with the family and they are aware and very thankful for this campaign. All donations will go directly to the family."

Andrew McGinley has been left to continue his life without his three children, and today released a heartbreaking statement through the Gardaí which described the "devastation, grief and anguish" he must now face.

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"There are no words. There is only devastation, grief and anguish. Every breath is a struggle," he said.

"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."

To make a donation in support of the McGinley family you can visit the GoFundMe page here.