THE DEVASTATED father of three young children who were found dead in the family home in Newcastle, Co. Dublin last month has broken his silence.
Andrew McGinley was reportedly the one who discovered the lifeless bodies of his three young children Conor, nine, Darragh, seven and Carla three.
The children’s mother, Deirdre Morley, was arrested and subsequently charged with their murders.
Now, weeks on from delivery a powerful eulogy at their funerals, the grief-stricken dad has returned to social media to thank the public for their kind messages and donations to a fund set up to support the McGinley family.
Writing in an update for the fundraising page, he wrote: “Thank you everyone who has donated and sent messages.”
McGinley added: “I’m sorry that I cannot tell you all what to say to me as I really don’t know.
“Hugs and handshakes are good but stories about my kids, your kids, any kids are always welcome.”
He went on to open up about the pain he continues to feel, explaining that life is now “minute by minute” with his heart in constant anguish.
“Life is minute by minute now, one foot in front of the other and just keep breathing,” he wrote.
“I miss the kids so much that my heart not only aches, it’s in constant pain and is only soothed somewhat by the love that floods over me when when I recall any one of the joyful memories of Conor, Darragh and Carla which cross my mind constantly.
“We’re all still lost, we’re all still grieving and we’re all still heartbroken. So don’t avoid us, don’t feel embarrassed and don’t feel you need to say anything.
“A hug or a handshake is good, a reassuring hand on our shoulders is fine, a story about Conor, Darragh and Carla would be fantastic, turning back time would cure all our ills.”
“Please, please, please let it snow, let it snow, let it snow for Carla’s snowman,’ he added in tribute to his daughter.
The fundraising page for the McGinley family has been inundated with donations.
To date, more than €40,000 has been raised.