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This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

Grieving father Andrew McGinley has called on representatives from RTÉ to meet with him and explain the reasoning behind a decision to drop him from The Late Late Show.

The father of three was due to appear on the primetime TV show on October 8 to announce plans for a fundraising concert in his children’s memory.

…It is understood the broadcaster decided not to proceed with the interview on the basis that representation from some members of Deirdre Morley’s family fell under its obligation to adhere to the “protection from harm” principle of the BAI code of programme standards.

Ms Morley killed the couple’s three children at their Dublin home in January 2020.

Grieving father Andrew McGinley calling on RTÉ to meet over ‘Late Late’ decision to cancel interview (Independent.ie)

Meanwhile…

Principle three of the code recognises that there are “some viewers and listeners who, by virtue of their age, particular circumstances or vulnerability, may be in need of special consideration”.

Mr McGinley said that he could not see how his planned interview and discussion about charitable work could be perceived as causing harm to anyone. “I don’t see how a charity launch is harmful to anybody. I don’t see how a colouring competition is harmful to anybody.”

RTÉ interview with Andrew McGinley pulled over wife’s family objections (Irish Times)

Yesterday: Not For Broadcast

Andrew McGinley on RTÉ One’s Prime Time last May

This afternoon.

Via Independent.ie:

RTÉ has defended its decision to drop grieving father Andrew McGinley from The Late Late Show after receiving correspondence from members of killer Deirdre Morley’s family.

The father-of-three was due to appear on the primetime TV show on October 8 to announce plans for a fundraising concert in his children’s memory.

However, just hours before the show was to air, he announced he would not be appearing.

Yesterday, Independent.ie revealed the national broadcaster told Mr McGinley it had received a letter which said that “it could be a painful and traumatic experience” to see him talking about Conor, Darragh and Carla on The Late Late Show.

Letter from members of Deirdre Morley’s family led RTÉ to drop Andrew McGinley from Late Late Show (Independent.ie)

Meanwhile…

Via RTE news:

Mr McGinley, speaking to RTÉ’s News At One, said he “honestly cannot understand” how the launch of a charity and a colouring competition could be seen as being sensitive material.

“I wouldn’t have talked about anything painful and I would have hoped the Late Late Show, being an entertainment show, wouldn’t have intended to speak about anything that would have caused distress or pain,” he added.

“I honestly don’t understand that,” said Mr McGinley.

“For me, I was being invited on for what I intended … because I’m tired of grief-filled conversations.

“I just want to keep the children’s memory alive with love and for me I was coming on to have a loved filled conversation about Conor, Carla and Darragh.”

Meanwhile…

Andrew McGinley and his now deceased children Conor, Carla and Darragh; boxes of correspondence sent to Andrew

Today.

Andrew McGinley, whose three children were found dead in their Dublin home in January, is continuing to receive correspondence following an appeal for letters last Friday.

He wrote that he was struggling with isolation and appealed for letters.

This morning, he tweeted a fresh picture of boxes from An Post containing hundreds of letters, and said:

“Is it too late to set up a rota for writing to me??? Thank you all. This has been so uplifting for me and I will read every one of them.”

In fairness.

Previously: ‘I Possibly Should Have Thought This Through’

Can You Write To Andrew?

Andrew McGinley and his now deceased children Conor, Carla and Darragh; a letter from Mr McGinley in which he has appealed for correspondence; a box of correspondence since sent to Andrew

Last Friday.

Andrew McGinley, whose three children were found dead in their Dublin home in January and for whom he launched a YouTube channel featuring videos celebrating their lives, made an appeal on Twitter.

He wrote that he was struggling with isolation and appealed for letters.

This morning he tweeted a picture of two boxes from An Post containing hundreds of letters and thanked all who wrote to him…

In fairness.

Previously: Can You Write To Andrew?

Andrew McGinley and his now deceased children Conor, Carla and Darragh; a letter from Mr McGinley in which he has appealed for correspondence

Earlier today.

Andrew McGinley, whose three children were found dead in their Dublin home in January and for whom he launched a YouTube channel featuring videos celebrating their lives, tweeted:

I’m looking for a favour. I’m struggling with isolation like you all but really missing the company. I was also enjoying most of the letters that I received so I have a request. Can you write to me? If you feel like using one of your An Post postcards then great. Letters welcome.

Father of three deceased children appeals for letters during isolation (The Irish Times)

Conor’s Clips

Earlier: One Thing I Can Tell You


This afternoon.

Church of The Holy Family, Rathcoole, Dublin 24.

Andrew McGinley touches a coffin as it is removed from a hearse before the Mass of the Angels which was held for his children Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley, who were found dead at their home Last Friday.

In his eulogy (printed at his request], Mr McGinley said:

I will struggle to get through this so please bear with me. Apologies in advance for the tears and pauses that I will have to take to catch my breath.

Although we are in a House of God, no God should allow this to happen.

Fr. Kevin, when I spoke to you on Saturday I was filled with rage and anger but you spoke to me not about God’s plan or about angels, you spoke about love and compassion and understanding. You may never know how much that meant and how it has carried me through this far.

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