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Ireland Gardai do not believe three children found dead in Newcastle, Dublin died of natural causes

21:05  25 january  2020
21:05  25 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Gardai rush to scene as bodies of three children found at house in Newcastle, south Dublin

  Gardai rush to scene as bodies of three children found at house in Newcastle, south Dublin A woman in her 40s has been taken to hospitalThe shocking incident unfolded in the Newcastle area just after 7pm tonight.

a car parked on the side of a flower: An ambulance carrying the bodies of three children leaving Parsons Court in Newcastle, Co. Dublin Saturday morning © Paddy Cummins/IrishPhotodesk.ie An ambulance carrying the bodies of three children leaving Parsons Court in Newcastle, Co. Dublin Saturday morning

Gardai do not believe that three children tragically found dead in Dublin last night died of natural causes.

A horror scene was sealed off after the shock discovery of the kids in the home in Newcastle in the south-west of the county. 

A woman was also rushed to hospital after being found in a disorientated state by a taxi driver on the street outside at around 7pm. 

After finding the woman, gardai then went into the home at Parsons Court were the grim discovery was made. 

Locals in shock after horror discovery of three kids' bodies at house in Newcastle in south Dublin

  Locals in shock after horror discovery of three kids' bodies at house in Newcastle in south Dublin “It doesn’t seem real. I’ll be honest we’re shaking"A horror scene was sealed off after the shock discovery of the kids in the home in Newcastle in the south-west of the county.

It's understood a note was also found at the scene.

The area at the quiet village estate was sealed off as the Garda Technical Bureau and forensics team moved in.

The kids, two boys and a girl, have been named as Conor (aged 9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley.

It is understood that the children did not die of natural causes.

a group of people posing for the camera: Conor (aged 9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley with their dad Andrew © Andrew McGinley via Garda Press Office Conor (aged 9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley with their dad Andrew

However investigators must wait for post-mortem examination results to determine the course of the investigation.

Meanwhile, a garda spokeswoman appealed to anyone with information to contact Clondalkin Gardai Station.

She said: "Gardaí are currently attending the scene of an incident at a domestic house in Newcastle, Co. Dublin. The bodies of three children, two boys and a girl, have been discovered. 

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"Gardaí are currently investigating the circumstances of their unexplained deaths. 

"A female in her 40s has been taken to Tallaght Hospital. 

"Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01 666 7600 where an incident room has been established."

There was an eerie sense of horror and disbelief as local people heard of the sudden deaths of three young children. 

A number of relatives of the family arrived at the grisly scene and looked distraught and ashen-faced as they spoke to detectives. 

One neighbour who did not want to be identified said: “I only found out five minutes ago after my brother rang because it was on the news. 

“I was oblivious [because we live in the corner] so I didn’t know anything. “ 

Another neighbour had visited the woman and said they were “trying to piece it together ourselves”. 

Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three children found at house in Co Dublin

  Post-mortems to be carried out on bodies of three children found at house in Co Dublin The three bodies were discovered by gardaí in Newcastle last night.The scene remains sealed off this morning and further forensic tests are set to be carried out at the house in Parson’s Court, Newcastle – to the north-west of Rathcoole.

She added: “I have kids upstairs, she has kids next door. 

“I was actually was worried because she has three kids as well and I didn’t know who it was. 

“It doesn’t seem real. I’ll be honest we’re shaking.

“I don’t know anything yet and it hasn’t sunk in because I didn’t know about it the last two hours."

The two friends said the family moved into the estate about a year ago. 

The second local woman said: “I don’t think we’d know them to see them because our children are younger as well. 

“It’s a quiet estate. 

“I think it’s an understatement to say we’re shocked. 

“I’m sure more details will emerge in the morning but I think tonight everybody is just like...I can’t believe it’s in our doorstep.”

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Tragic McGinley children to be laid to rest together this morning .
The three children found dead at their Dublin home last Friday will be buried together today. The details for the funerals were announced yesterday, with the notice saying the siblings were the "cherished children of Andrew and Deirdre" and they would be "sorrowfully missed by everyone". The funeral will take place in the Church of The Holy Family, in Rathcoole, at 11am with burial taking place in Newcastle cemetery.

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