ALL On The Board at the London Underground paid tribute to the murdered Ashling Murphy – in front of dozens of prayers across Ireland today.
The 23 years old dies after being violently attacked along a canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly, on Wednesday afternoon.
It is supposed to be a random attack.
An autopsy was completed yesterday and it is believed that Ashling died of strangulation.
The local community was shocked by the tragedy, with her death certificate saying she was “so sad for her heartbreaking family”.
And the All On The Board London Underground whiteboard paid tribute to Ashling yesterday.
In a heartfelt tribute on a whiteboard at the Tube station, the writers said “hearts continue to break” at the horrifying news.
They wrote: “Rest in peace Ashling Murphy.
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“May heaven be a place where you feel safe and protected by the light of the sun.
“You’re supposed to feel that way on earth, all you want to do is run.
“Hearts keep breaking, yesterday was too late, long overdue to do something.
“Thoughts and prayers to you, your family and friends.”
Thousands of people are expected to show up at nationwide vigilance for Ashling on Friday.
The National Council of Women of Ireland has shared a list of dozens of prayers taking place for Ashling, which they are continuing to update on their Twitter:
- Dublin- 4pm, Friday, Dáil
- National Deaf Women of Ireland – 6pm, Friday, Facebook Live
- Limerick- 6pm, Friday, Arthur’s Quay Park
- Cork – 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Atlantic Pond
- Belfast- 4pm, Friday, Belfast City Hall
- Derry- 4pm, Friday, Guildhall steps
- Tullamore-4pm, Friday, Tullamore . Town Park
- Carlow- 6pm, Friday, Fountain, Carlow
- Clonmel – 6pm, Friday, MainGuard
- Nenagh – 16:30pm, Friday, Banba Sq, Nenagh
- Cappincur – 16:30pm, Friday, Digby Bridge, Cappincur
- Dundalk – 7pm, Friday, Square
- Waterford, 6 p.m., Friday, People’s Park
- Bray, 4pm, Friday, Bray . Town Council
- Navan, 4pm, Friday, The Quay
- Kerry – 4pm, Friday, Town Sq, Tralee
- Cork – 6pm, Friday, Kanturk Place
- Clare – 4pm, Friday, Good Green, Ennis
- Armagh – 4pm, Friday, St . Market
- Gorey – 18:30, Friday, Main St
- Castleblaney – 16:30pm, Friday, Castle of Hope
- Maynooth, 4pm, Friday, Maynooth . Square
- Greystones, 4 p.m., Friday, South Bay
- Dun Laoghaire – 4pm, Saturday, entrance to People’s Park in front of the sea
- Drimnagh – 8 am, Saturday, Drimnagh Luas
- Mayo – 7pm, Saturday, Abbeyhalfquarter Abbey, Ballina
- Portumna – 6pm, Saturday, Town Square
- Longford – 18:30, Saturday, Ballymahon GAA
- Portmartnock – 5pm, Saturday, Portmarnock Beach
- Kilkenny – 2pm, Sunday, Kilkenny Castle
- Moate- 4pm, Sunday, The Greenway
Labor TD Ivana Bacik urged people to show support at the vigils, telling Newstalk breakfast about their importance.
She said: “We need men who stand up with us at the vigil.
“We need men to come and stand shoulder to shoulder with us to show support for the need to end violence against women.”
Bacik refers to the “real problem” as loopholes in the legal system, as not all victims have equal access to victim support services in court.
However, she added that important reforms are being made in the criminal justice system, such as the Government’s new national strategy on sexual and domestic violence.
A man who has been arrested and detained by Gardai to investigate the murder of Ashling Murphy is released from prison on Thursday night.
The man has been removed from Garda’s investigations and is no longer a suspect.
Gardai is continuing to appeal to anyone with information to proceed – and is also seeking information on a mountain bike that may have been involved in the attack.
A spokesman said: “The man arrested and detained by An Garda Síochána to investigate this fatal assault has now been released from this detention facility.
“This male has been removed from Garda’s investigations and is no longer a suspect.
“A Garda Siochana continues to investigate this fatal attack that occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, along the canal at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly.
“A Garda Síochána goes on to call for any information about a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/blue front forks.
“Gardai continues to urge anyone with any information about this deadly attack, who may not have spoken to investigators, to come forward with that information.
Gardai went on to urge anyone who is in the Cappincur/Canal walk area “of Tullamore, County Offaly by 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, to contact them.”
‘ONE IN ONE MILLION’
Staff and students are receiving grieving advice from specialist psychiatrists as they try to process her brutal death.
Principal James Hogan of Durrow National School said the first grade teacher was a “lightning ray,” adding: “She’s one in a million.”
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, who arrived in Tullamore on Thursday, told investigating officers that all of An Garda Siochana’s resources were available to them.
He said: “I want to reassure people that this is a safe society, despite the terrible events of yesterday and despite the fear and anxiety, real fear and anxiety have. , this is a safe society, these events are relatively rare.
“I think that’s seen in our overall response to this as a society.”
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