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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.

Dublin Simon Community writes:

“At Dublin Simon Community, we provide approximately 1,000 meals a day to vulnerable people staying in our emergency accommodation, supported housing, treatment and outreach services.

“We don’t know what the next few weeks and months will bring and we want to make sure we are prepared, please donate what you can. We need your help.

“If you or your business has some surplus tinned food or packaged food with a shelf life of four weeks, please contact inforequest@dubsimon.ie.”

Anyone?

Food For Simon (Dublin Simon Community)

Anyone?

Balseskin Direct Provision Centre on St Margaret’s Road in Dublin 11

Movement Of Asylum Seekers in Ireland tweetz:

There is a mom with newborn in desperate need of a buggie, a baby cot and clothes for an 8 week old baby boy in Balseskin Direct Provision Centre. Please send us a message if you can help and we’ll connect you with the mom.

Anyone?

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the High Court last month

Yesterday, Susan Mitchell, in the Sunday Business Post, reported that the State Claims Agency is to appeal the recent High Court judgment in favour of terminally ill mum Ruth Morrissey who has cervical cancer.

Last night, a statement released by Ms Morrissey’s solicitor Cian O’Carroll, on behalf of her and her husband Paul, said the first Ms Morrissey came to know about this pending appeal was the Sunday Business Post report.

Ruth and Paul Morrissey were awarded €2.1million damages last month over the misreading of  smear tests and the failure to tell her about it.

Ms Morrissey claimed that if her smear tests in 2009 and 2012 had been correctly reported, she could have been successfully treated and not developed terminal cancer.

The State Claims Agency has said it is appealing the judgment and focussed on “a number of important legal points that may have significant implications for the State” but not the award of €2.1million to the couple.

Mr O’Carroll told Newstalk this morning that Ms Morrissey is “terribly upset” about the appeal.

State set to appeal landmark Morrissey CervicalCheck case (Susan Mitchell, Sunday Business Post)

Previously: ‘I Didn’t Think I’d Be In This Position’

UPDATE:

Limerick mother-of-two Vicky Phelan, who settled a case against Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc, Austin, Texas, for €2.5million last year, has tweeted her thoughts on news of the appeal.

Ms Phelan, who refused to sign a gagging order about her case, was diagnosed with terminal cancer following a cervical smear test error.

Following her case, it later emerged that more than 200 women diagnosed with cancer were not informed of an audit which revised their earlier, negative smear tests.

Ms Phelan tweeted:

Previously: Vicky Phelan on Broadsheet

Previously: Meanwhile, In The High Court