Mother is charged with murdering her three children aged three, seven and nine at their Dublin home
- Deidre Morley was detained on Tuesday after the bodies were found on Friday
- Siblings Conor, nine, Darragh, seven, and Carla McGinley, three, found dead
- Morley, age in her 40s, will appear at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice today
- Children’s father said the three had ‘beautiful, bright futures’ ahead of them
A mother of three children found dead at their home in Dublin on Friday has been charged with murder.
Deidre Morley’s three children Conor, nine, Darragh, seven, and Carla McGinley, three, were found in Parson’s Court in Newcastle, in the south-west of the city.
A chilling note reading ‘call 999, don’t go upstairs’ was found on the door. There was no sign of a break-in at the house, sources said.
Morley will appear before a judge in Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice at 4.30pm today.
Deidre Morley with husband Andrew McGinley and their three children Conor, nine, Darragh, seven, and Carla, three
Detectives reportedly believe the children could have been drugged before being suffocated.
Morley was found ‘wandering the streets’ in a ‘disoriented state’ by a taxi driver at around 7pm.
Earlier on Tuesday the father of the children said they all had ‘beautiful, bright futures’ ahead of them.
Andrew McGinley spoke of his devastation and grief at the deaths of his children.
In a statement issued through gardai, Mr McGinley said: ‘There are no words. There is only devastation, grief and anguish. Every breath is a struggle. Conor, Darragh and Carla are adored.
Father Andrew McGinley pictured with his three children Conor, nine, Carla, three, and Darragh, seven
Shattered father Andrew McGinley is pictured outside his home in Parson’s Court, Newcastle, on Monday
A woman in her 40s – a relative of the children – was found ‘wandering the streets’ in a ‘disoriented state’ by a tax driver at around 7pm. Pictured: An ambulance at the scene
‘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.’