"There is only devastation, grief and anguish." Andrew McGinley issues statement following the death of his three children 7 months ago

"There is only devastation, grief and anguish." Andrew McGinley issues statement following the death of his three children

"Every breath is a struggle."

Andrew McGinley, the father of three children found dead at their home in west Dublin last Friday night, has spoken of the devastation and anguish he has felt in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley were found dead in their house in Newcastle village by their father, Andrew McGinley, when he arrived home at around 7.45pm on the evening of 24 January.

In a statement released on Tuesday through Gardaí, Andrew McGinley said: "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."

Gardaí were called to the house in near Rathcoole on Friday and discovered a woman on the street in a disorientated state.

The woman, who is the children's mother, was admitted to Tallaght University Hospital and is receiving medical treatment.

A post mortem was not conclusive in determining the cause of death, so Gardaí are now awaiting toxicology results.

Gardaí, at this time, are not looking for any other person in relation to this incident.