The inquest of three young siblings killed by their mother in Dublin is due to be mentioned before Dublin Coroner’s Court later this morning.
In January 2020, Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley were smothered to death in their home at Parson’s Court, Newcastle in Co Dublin.
Conor and Darragh were aged nine and seven-years-old at the time, while Carla was just three.
Their mother, Deirdre Morley, was found not guilty of their murder by reason of insanity.
She has been receiving treatment in the Central Mental Hospital ever since.
A date has yet to be set for the hearing of the inquest.
In a tweet, their father Andrew McGinley wrote: "The road to understanding begins."
On Monday morning, 3 & a half years after they died, the Coroners Inquest into the deaths of Conor, Darragh and Carla begins
I would give anything to be snacking on breadsticks with them on top of Tibradden instead
The road to understanding begins #Conor #Darragh #Carla 🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/6xylLIOFEj
— Conors Clips (@conorsclips) June 25, 2023
Mr McGinley has previously called for family members to be more involved in their loved one's mental health care.
In January, Mr McGinley hit out at the delay in changing the policies.
"I'm very disappointed because the longer that they go unchanged, quite simply more people die," he said.
"Since the year 2000, there's nearly 60 children who have died at the hands of a parent whilst that parent was being treated for their mental health.
"60 children: that's two classrooms full of children.
"Sometimes I think is there not enough people dying: would changes be made quicker if more people died?
"It's an absolutely horrific thought, but no change is being made," he added.
Additional reporting: Jack Quann