Memorials have been organised all across Ireland.
Several events have been organised over the weekend to pay tribute to Ashling Murphy, the young schoolteacher who was murdered in Tullamore earlier this week.
A walk will take place on Saturday morning, leaving from Atlantic Pond, organised by Cork woman Susan Huggins, who wrote on Twitter: “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Ashling Murphy. Join us this Saturday in Cork city to walk in her memory. It is time for change, make the streets safe! 9.30am at the Atlantic Pond (Páirc Uí Chaoimh side) and loop back along the Marina.”
There will also be a vigil at 2pm on Saturday, held outside Brown Thomas on Patrick’s St, organised by the Cork branch of socialist feminist group ROSA.
Sexual Violence Centre Cork have said that they cannot host a gathering due to Covid, but have said that they will light candles on their steps at 4.30pm today, in solidarity with national events in memory of Ms. Murphy.
We will be joining the walk in memory of Ashling in Cork on Saturday morning, organised by @s_shuggs
— Sexual Violence Centre Cork (@SVCCork) January 13, 2022
The National Women’s Council of Ireland will stage a vigil later today (Friday, January 14th) outside Dáil Éireann between 4pm and 5pm. All attendees are asked to wear appropriate face masks and maintain social distance, and are further encouraged to bring candles and flowers.
Late last night, Gardaí released a man who had been detained in connection with the killing and announced that he would not face charges, and had been eliminated as a suspect.
They are now seeking information regarding a mountain bike, pictured below, in order to aid their investigation.
Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on a woman yesterday in Tullamore are appealing for info on a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars & distinctive yellow/green front forks. Please call Tullamore GS (057 932 7600) or the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111). pic.twitter.com/MEwkWOujsC
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) January 13, 2022