"I’m putting on a brave face a lot": Andrew McGinley opens up about the loss of his kids 2 months ago

"I’m putting on a brave face a lot": Andrew McGinley opens up about the loss of his kids

"There are days when I just don't function"

Andrew McGinley has opened up about how he has been coping since the tragic passing of his three children.

It is hard to even understand the pain and heartache the dad-of-three experiences on a daily basis.

Andrew explained that focusing on projects that honour his three children- Conor, Darragh and Carla- helps to keep him going.

The dad said he is putting on a brave face a lot of the time.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the father said he hopes these projects will give his three children "life beyond death".

He told the publication that the hardest part of his day is when he wakes up and remembers his children are no longer here.

He confessed that reality hits in the morning and it dawns on the father that he will never be able to hug his children again.

“I would be eaten up by what happened if it wasn’t for the projects for the children,” he shared.

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"There are days when I just don't function," he said.

“The projects, they give Conor, Darragh and Carla life beyond death. If I stayed silent and did nothing, I know people would forget their names in weeks and months."

Andrew admitted, "I’m putting on a brave face a lot of the time to be honest with you, but I firmly believe the kids don’t want me to be sad."

The dad's three children were killed by his wife Deirdre Morley. The children's mum was found not guilty of their murders by reason of insanity.

She remains in the Central Mental Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

It is believed the 44-year-old was suffering from temporary insanity when she suffocated her three children in January 2020.