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Mother (43) charged with the murder of her three children in Newcastle, Dublin

She appeared in the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.

Image: An Garda Síochána

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 5:11 PM

A WOMAN IN her 40s has appeared in court charged with murder after three children were found dead at a house in Dublin on Friday.

Deirdre Morley (43) appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon. 

The court heard that she was arrested at 6pm on 28 January 2020 and charged at 2.49pm this afternoon. 

She has been remanded in custody until 5 February. Deirdre Morley’s solicitor Jonathan Dunphy made an application for psychiatric treatment while in custody, which was granted by the judge.

The three siblings, Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley were discovered at around 7.45pm on Friday at Parson’s Court, Newcastle by responding gardaí.

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- Additional reporting Cónal Thomas

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