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28th May 2017

Grieving mum devastated by house fire: ‘God took you both from me’

Orlaith Condon

Biddy O’Brien was the sole survivor of a horrific fire that claimed the lives of her two young children, her cousin and her daughter.

The mum-of-two suffered 70 percent burns after the fire back in March and had only heard the news of her children’s death in recent weeks.

Now the grieving mum is speaking about the heartbreaking loss.

“I miss and love you so much my little babies. You were all I ever needed and all I ever wanted in life and God took you both from me at once.

“You were my world – there won’t be a boy or girl like you again. People say it gets easier but it never will knowing they’re gone from me,” reads the mother’s statement in The Sun.

“God’s a cruel man for what he’s done to me – my one and only golden boy and princess of a girl. Mammy loves you from the bottom of her heart.”

Biddy O’Brien spent six weeks in intensive care after a fire broke out in a women’s refuge in Clondalkin in March.

The house fire also claimed the lives of her cousin Anne Marie O’Brien and her child, three-year-old Paris.

“I miss my beautiful sister Ann too and my little niece Paris and nephew AJ.

“I love you all loads and loads.”