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Heartbroken mother of three siblings murdered at home in Ireland says ‘every day gets harder’

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The devastated mother of three murdered in their own home in Dublin has spoken of how ‘every day is getting harder’ since the tragedy.

Margaret Cash McDonagh, 40, was utterly distraught when her children, twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley, eight, and their older sister Lisa Cash, 18, died on Sunday, September 4 at their home on Rossfield Avenue in Tallaght, South Co Dublin.

The heartbroken mother, known as ‘Twink’, paid an emotional tribute to the three in a post on Instagram, three weeks after their funeral in which thousands from the community showed their respects.

“Good night my three beautiful children. My two lovely girls and my handsome son,” she wrote.

“I love you and miss you more every day. Mama’s three angels forever.’

In a previous social media post, she wrote about her loss and how much the void left in her heart.

‘My three sweet angels. I will love and miss you for the rest of my life,” she added.

“Every day gets harder without you. Mama loves you.’

Devastated mum Margaret Cash McDonagh, 40, has said 'every day is getting harder' since the death of three of her children

Devastated mum Margaret Cash McDonagh, 40, has said ‘every day is getting harder’ since the death of three of her children

Lisa Cash, 18, and her two younger siblings, eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley

Lisa Cash, 18, and her two younger siblings, eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley

Lisa Cash, 18, and her two younger siblings, eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley

Andy Cash (pictured), 24, has been accused of killing his sister, 18, and eight-year-old twin siblings in Dublin, as neighbors paid tribute to the tragic victims on Monday, September 4.

Andy Cash (pictured), 24, has been accused of killing his sister, 18, and eight-year-old twin siblings in Dublin, as neighbors paid tribute to the tragic victims on Monday, September 4.

Andy Cash (pictured), 24, has been accused of killing his sister, 18, and eight-year-old twin siblings in Dublin, as neighbors paid tribute to the tragic victims on Monday, September 4.

The three siblings were buried in Dublin’s Bohernabreena Cemetery on September 9 in a moving ceremony that saw the coffins carried on horse-drawn carriages as the streets filled with crowds.

Older brother Andy Cash, 24, has been accused of killing his three younger siblings in a horrific knife frenzy in the early hours of Sunday morning on September 4 at their house down the road in Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght.

Cash appeared the next day before a special hearing of the Dublin District Court charged with three murders.

He appeared in court at Cloverhill at 10am on Friday 9 September via a video link from Midlands Prison in Portlaoise and made no comment when asked to confirm his name.

On October 6, he has to appear in court again for directions from the director of the Public Prosecution Service.

Cash allegedly stabbed Lisa and the twins, while their 14-year-old brother managed to escape through a window and call for help. Irish sun reported.

Eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley were stabbed to death at their home in Ireland on Sunday morning.

Eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley were stabbed to death at their home in Ireland on Sunday morning.

Eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley were stabbed to death at their home in Ireland on Sunday morning.

Lisa Cash, 18, who died with her two younger siblings in a violent incident at a house in Tallaght, Dublin

Lisa Cash, 18, who died with her two younger siblings in a violent incident at a house in Tallaght, Dublin

Lisa Cash, 18, who died with her two younger siblings in a violent incident at a house in Tallaght, Dublin

A lone piper walks in front of the coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, as they make their way to St Aidan's Church

A lone piper walks in front of the coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, as they make their way to St Aidan's Church

A lone piper walks in front of the coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, as they make their way to St Aidan’s Church

The coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, make their way to St Aidan's Church, Brookfield, Tallaght, ahead of the service

The coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, make their way to St Aidan's Church, Brookfield, Tallaght, ahead of the service

The coffins of Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, make their way to St Aidan’s Church, Brookfield, Tallaght, ahead of the service

Margaret Cash McDonagh is comforted as her children's coffins arrive at St Aidan's Church, Brookfield, Tallaght

Margaret Cash McDonagh is comforted as her children's coffins arrive at St Aidan's Church, Brookfield, Tallaght

Margaret Cash McDonagh is comforted as her children’s coffins arrive at St Aidan’s Church, Brookfield, Tallaght

He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Lisa’s body was found at the bottom of the stairs with obvious stab wounds.

It is believed that older sister Lisa was babysitting when they died.

During the funeral, the community learned about twin siblings Chelsea and Christy Cawley Lisa’s “whole life” and that she was the “mom” of her group of friends.

The friendship group was devastated by the loss of Lisa and an emotional friend said they didn’t know how to move on without her.

She said, ‘I will never forget you. My heart is completely shattered. You were my best friend. You were the mom of the group. How are we supposed to do this without you?

“You had so many plans for your future. A piece of my heart is completely broken. Your whole life was there. You were always there for them and when you weren’t there you talked about them.’

Father Paul O’Driscoll spoke of the grief of the community, saying, “Bereft of words, we all have the same question, how could this happen?”

Surviving brother Mikey, 14, who escaped and raised the alarm about hell being resurrected in the house, was praised for his “courage and strength.”