ASK Murphy’s heartbroken students gave her a special honor guard at her funeral this morning.
A 23-year-old man, a talented musician, was murdered on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co . Offaly, last Wednesday.
Taoiseach Michael Martin, President Michael D Higgins and Attorney General Helen McEntee attended the funeral service at St Brigid Church, Mountbolus, this morning in memory of Ashling.
The 23-year-old’s death has sparked a debate around women’s safety and prompted calls for more to be done to tackle domestic and domestic violence. gender.
Tens of thousands of people have also attended prayers in recent days in Ashling’s honor.
It came as Gardai, who was investigating Ashling’s death, renewed an informational appeal, stating that “substantial progress” has been made in the murder investigation.
Gardai gives a description of a man they want to talk to in connection with the murder of a teacher in Co Offaly.
They asked anyone who saw a man wearing a black tracksuit with no hood, a black tracksuit bottom with large white stripes or white lettering on the side, and a black jogger advancing. forward.
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Officers asked members of the public if they had seen the man walking in the Tullamore area or if they had given the man a lift last Wednesday night.
The public was also asked if they had noticed him loitering in any places or “engaging in any activity that would attract your attention”.
Gardai said that “significant progress” is being made, but would not confirm any specifics.
It happened when they identified a new person of interest, who was believed to be in a hospital in the Dublin area receiving treatment, and was waiting to speak to him.
As their investigation continues, gardai believes the development of a DNA profile will form an integral part of the search for Ashling’s killer.
Police have appealed to anyone who has not contacted the investigative team and who has any information to provide.
“We are now asking any members of the public who were on Grand Canal Way on the morning or afternoon of January 12 between Digby Bridge and Ballycommon to contact the investigation team,” Gardai said in a statement.
“Whether you think you’ve seen anything or not, please contact the gardai in Tullamore.
“We continue to protest any information about a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and a distinctive yellow/blue front fork by 4pm on Wednesday and the days and weeks before that.
“We’re currently asking everyone in Tullamore to think about last Wednesday after 4pm and not limit their thinking with the Falcon Storm mountain bike.”
Gardai said it is concerned about people sharing information on social media, especially private messaging apps.
Gardai has urged people to stop sharing these messages.
Members of the public have continued to bring flowers and messages to the canal in recent days.
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