A MUM has today been charged with the murder of her three children in Dublin.
Deirdre Morley appeared in court this afternoon after the bodies of siblings Conor, 9, Darragh, 7, and three-year-old Carla, were discovered at a house last Friday.
Morley, a nurse in her 40s, was arrested yesterday and appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.
She appeared calm and was dressed in a green cardigan and blue jeans.
The mum made no reply to the charge and was remanded in custody to reappear next week.
A police spokesman said in a statement today: "A female in her 40s has been charged in connection with the death of three children at a property in Newcastle, Co. Dublin on January 24.
"She is due to appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon at 4.30pm."
There are no words. There is only devastation, grief and anguish. Every breath is a struggle.
Neighbours and friends gathered outside the house where the siblings were found for a special vigil last night.
One local told us: “The vigil was a way for the community to remember the children and to show support to their families.
"It’s just one way of letting the relatives of the children know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of the local community.”
Yesterday, heartbroken dad Andrew McGinley issued a statement through cops saying "every breath is a struggle".
He said: "There are no words. There is only devastation, grief and anguish.
"Every breath is a struggle.
"Conor, Darragh and Carla are adored. They all had beautiful, bright futures ahead of them with family, friends and a community who love them.
"To all parents, cuddle your children whenever you get a chance, tell them how much you love them as often as you can, spend every spare minute with them reading, playing and enjoying their wonderfulness.
"The future has now become our enemy but we will battle it every day to keep the memory of Conor, Darragh and Carla alive. Andrew."
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.
Teachers from Scoil Chronain, in Rathcoole, west Dublin, met with psychologists hours after the tragedy.
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