Devastated dad touches coffins of his 3 children found dead at home as he tells funeral ‘I’ll be forever heartbroken’

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.

 Andrew McGinley touches the coffin of one of three children murdered in Dublin

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Andrew McGinley touches the coffin of one of three children murdered in DublinCredit: PA:Press Association
 The children are being laid to rest today

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The children are being laid to rest todayCredit: PA:Press Association
 Dad Andrew found his children's bodies

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Dad Andrew found his children’s bodiesCredit: PA:Press Association
 Deirdre Morley pictured with her three kids and their dad

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Deirdre Morley pictured with her three kids and their dad

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.

 A coffin is carried into the service

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A coffin is carried into the serviceCredit: PA:Press Association
 A mourner wipes her eyes as the children are carried on their final journey

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A mourner wipes her eyes as the children are carried on their final journeyCredit: PA:Press Association
 Dad Andrew is hugged by a well-wisher during the service

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Dad Andrew is hugged by a well-wisher during the serviceCredit: PA:Press Association

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.”

TRIPLE TRAGEDY

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.”

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.

 Devastated dad Andrew McGinley looks at floral tributes outside the home in Dublin

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Devastated dad Andrew McGinley looks at floral tributes outside the home in DublinCredit: Collins Photo Agency
 Andrew McGinley with his three children Conor, Darragh and Carla

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Andrew McGinley with his three children Conor, Darragh and Carla
 The Dublin home where the bodies of the three children were discovered
The Dublin home where the bodies of the three children were discoveredCredit: Paddy Cummins – The Sun Dublin
 Touching message left at Parsons Court in Newcastle, West Dublin

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Touching message left at Parsons Court in Newcastle, West DublinCredit: Collins Photo Agency

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