A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of three children all under the age of ten were discovered at a house in Dublin last weekend.
Father-of-three Andrew McGinley opened the front door of his family home in Newcastle, Co Dublin, to find the lifeless bodies of Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) inside.
Upon entering the property, Mr McGinley reportedly discovered a note that read: “Call 999, don’t go upstairs”.
Gardaí has now confirmed that a woman, who is in her 40s, has been arrested.
She was found at the scene by Irish police in an unconscious state.
The woman had been receiving treatment at Tallaght University Hospital following the incident but is now being detained at Clondalkin Garda station.
Mr McGinley has issued a statement speaking of his devastation following the deaths.
"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."
In the statement, issued through gardaí Mr McGinley said the children had been "adored".
"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."