Woman charged in connection with death of three children in Newcastle

by Padraig Conlon

A female in her 40s has been charged in connection with the death of three children at a property in Parson’s Court, Newcastle last Friday.

She is due to appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon at 4:30pm.

No further information is available at this time.

Nine-year-old Conor, seven-year-old Darragh, and three-year-old Carla McGinley were found dead at a house in Newcastle on Friday evening.

Yesterday their father, Andrew McGinley spoke of the utter devastation at his loss.

A woman in her 40s was found by gardaí close to the scene, and had since been receiving medical treatment at Tallaght University Hospital.

However she was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of murder.

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