Andrew McGinley will launch initiative despite cancelled Late Late appearance 1 month ago

Andrew McGinley will launch initiative despite cancelled Late Late appearance

His interview with Ryan Tubridy will be rescheduled.

Andrew McGinley has said that he is "devastated" to no longer be appearing on tonight's Late, Late Show.

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The grieving father tragically lost his three children - Conor, Darragh and Carla - in January 2020.

Mr McGinley was due to chat with Ryan Tubridy about his experience with grief. He had also planned on launching his new initiative - As Darragh Did - on the show.

However, his appearance has now been rescheduled.

Despite the cancellation, Mr McGinley will sill launch As Darragh Did this evening. The charity will raise funds for sports clubs in honour of his son Darragh.

Through his Twitter account, Conors Clips, Andrew wrote: "My appearance on @RTELateLateShow has been rescheduled. Hopefully, I’ll be on soon to share my excitement about As Darragh Did with you all."

He later added: "Thank you so much for all your message. Devastated not to be launching the As Darragh Did event live @RTELateLateShow but it is out of both our hands.

"We’re all set to launch tonight at 9pm through asdarraghdid.ie/event/."

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Conor, Darragh and Carla were killed by their mother Deirdre Morley in January 2020. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity earlier this year. 

Since then, Andrew has been sharing his experience with grief while keeping the memories of his children alive.

Earlier this year, he said that his community of supporters have helped him process his feelings.

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In an interview with Miriam O'Callaghan for RTÉ's Prime Time, the father said: "They were just fantastic to me, the neighbours, the community, just everybody has been, and they can't do enough.

"I have to recognise everybody who wrote to me because when I put the appeal out for letters at the start of lockdown, I think Conor's clips had about 300 followers. I thought if 30 or 40 of those people wrote to me, it'd be lovely it would get me through, and I'd write back and would get me through lockdown a little bit.

"And sure, next thing I'm looking at about 10 An Post boxes in the kitchen. They got me through so thank you to everybody."