A DEVASTATED dad who found his three children dead at home in Dublin said will be “forever heartbroken” as they were laid to rest today.
Conor, aged nine, Darragh, aged seven, and Carla, aged three, are being buried together after an emotional service a week after they were killed.
Dad Andrew McGinley paid tribute to his children in an emotional eulogy at Church of the Holy Family in Rathcoole.
Fighting back tears, he said: “We often misuse words.
“When Ireland would lose a match, I used to say I was heartbroken. I now know what that really means. We, as a family, are heartbroken.
“It will only be with your help, support and friendship that we will be able to patch our hearts together in some way but we will still be forever heartbroken.
“Conor, Darragh and Carla. I love you, I love you, I love you.”
Andrew also paid thanks to his children’s favourite characters including the actors who played them in the Marvel films and Stan Lee for creating them.
He added: “You gave them creativity but most of all you gave us joy together as a family. Please understand that and please continue to bring as much joy as you can to the children of the world.
“Thank you for Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, Hulk and all the rest. Thank you Robert Downey Jnr and thank you Chris Hemsworth for bringing Ironman and Thor to life. My kids absolutely worshipped you both.
“To Mark Ruffalo, Carla loved big friendly Hulk in Avengers Endgame and thanks for your bits of that film that I was able to show her.
“Thank you to everyone involved in Frozen, special thanks to princesses Ana and Elsa and also to a snowman called Olaf from our princess Carla. Carla my love, I had really hoped that we would be finally building that snowman this year. I’m so sorry.
“Thank you to whoever invented trampolines. You will never know the fun and enjoyment ours has brought Conor, Darragh and Carla.”
The children’s lifeless bodies were discovered on the floor of their home last Friday by the devastated dad.
Their mum Deirdre Morley, 43, has been charged with murder and will appear at Dublin District Court next Wednesday.
In a heartbreaking tribute after the triple tragedy, Andrew told how the children were “adored”.
He also urged parents cuddle their children “as often as you can”.
Speaking to Dublin Live, the dad said: “Tell them how much you love them as often as you can, spend every spare minute with them reading, playing and enjoying their wonderfulness.”
Grieving Andrew told how how the youngsters had “beautiful, bright futures ahead of them” – but the future was now “the enemy”.
He added: “Every breath is a struggle.”
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On Monday the devastated dad returned to the family home where the bodies were discovered.
A heartbreaking photo showed him looking at floral tributes laid outside.
Devastated school pals of Conor and Darragh have asked “why” the siblings and their sister died.