Georgie Crawford speaks as she sheds tears over Ashling’s murder

Heartbroken Georgie Crawford said: “ALL women and men are completely devastated, no words.”

The Good Glow Podcast host shed tears while commenting on the shocking murder of Ashling Murphy.

Georgie Crawford with husband Jamie and daughter Pia


Georgie Crawford with husband Jamie and daughter PiaCredit: instagram
Georgie is hoping to welcome her second child into the world through surrogacy


Georgie is hoping to welcome her second child into the world through surrogacyCredit: instagram

Ashling has ferocious attack along a canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Wednesday. It is supposed to be a random attack.

Police last night release a man they questioned her about her death and said he was no longer considered a suspect.

An autopsy showed that Ashling died of strangulation. The officers believe she fought bravely.

Dedication poured in and alert was being held around the country for the tragic 23-year-old who was out jogging at the time she was fatally attacked.

Speaking to RTE’s Ray D’Arcy, Georgie broke down in tears as she said: “All women and men are devastated. Totally devastated.

“There are no words”.

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Georgie also shared about the journey of surrogacy as she and her husband, Jamie, are looking forward to welcoming their second child.

The happy couple shared daughter Pia, 4, who was welcomed into the world just months before her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32.

Georgie tells listeners about her lifelong dream of having several daughters, after growing up wanting a sister.

She tells how she was “always thinking about the next thing in life” until her diagnosis came along and forced her to change her way of thinking and planning for the future.

Due to cancer treatment, Georgie and Jamie were advised to do IVF in case they wanted to have more children.

She said: “I’ve always been one of those people who’s always thinking about the next thing in life… when I’m lucky enough to hold my beautiful baby in my arms, I wonder when we’ll have a baby. next.

“After that, I figured, life came and my whole world fell apart and I had to really learn to work hard to appreciate every moment and not worry too much about looking ahead.

“When I was diagnosed with cancer, the doctors advised me to do a round of IVF to save some eggs because we didn’t know what impact chemotherapy would have on my fertility.

“I would sit in the back garden without a hair on my body, in my dressing gown in the middle of the afternoon and that’s really where I did a lot of healing.

“And for the first time in my life, when I have time, I always rush into the next thing.

“When I had that time, I started to really think about how I wanted to live my life and I admitted that I really cared about myself, loved myself, and wanted to live for my family, so , that period really taught me a lot about who I am and what I want to be.”


Sharing about her illness, Georgie continued: “I would look at myself in the mirror before I got it before I was diagnosed and I kept saying I didn’t recognize myself and something was wrong and’ What’s the difference about that. I?’

“But I just push that thought out of my head over and over again because I’m in survival mode, I want to thrive, I want to look like I can do it all.”

Georgie praised her husband for his support throughout IVF and cancer treatment and said: ‘I’ve been dealing with cancer, I’m'[couldn’t] even thinking about IVF, so it’s been a great bit of teamwork and I feel really lucky to have his support during that time because for example if I’m single I’m not think I can.

“I had my most recent scan in November and you could technically say I’m four years cancer-free at this point.”

Georgie explained that she was put on a “cancer drug” and was advised not to have children while on it.

While she had the option of dropping it and trying to have a baby naturally during her first outage, Georgie said she didn’t feel comfortable quitting and so sought out pregnancy households and adoption.

She told Ray: “I often look around at people and wonder if maybe I can get them to hold a baby for me.

“But according to the law in Ireland, if we are a surrogate, that woman will be the mother of the child.

“So it didn’t feel like a safe or fair thing to ask anyone to do so we decided to pursue international surrogacy.”

Georgie praised Rosanna Davison for talking about surrogacy and revealed that she was inspired to see surrogacy mothers in Ukraine – where Rosanna and Wes Quirke welcomed their daughter Sophia.

Georgie said: “I heard she went to Ukraine, I thought, ‘Oh maybe this is an option for us’ because I haven’t really heard anyone else talk about it.

“We decided on Ukraine and in August after really pursuing it for eight months … our embryos were brought to Ukraine.

“I didn’t expect to feel like I did that day, I didn’t expect to feel anything that day but I kind of collapsed around that time.”


Georgie then reveals that she hasn’t met a surrogate mother and probably won’t until she gives birth to their child.

“We’ll be meeting on Zoom and we’ll be there scanning through the video link, but the first time I’ll be able to meet this woman is when she’s going to give me my baby,” she said.

All planned, Georgie and Jamie hope to have a baby later this year.

Commenting on how she would have felt not being pregnant with her second child, Georgie recalled her first pregnancy and said Jamie used to wake her up and ask her when the last time the baby kicked.

She said: “So now when I think I’m going to bed at night, that baby will be in someone else’s womb in another country. It’s hard to know how I’ll feel.

“And I think with my cancer journey, there are a lot of unexpected emotions that come with the cancer journey… so I know there’s going to be a lot of unexpected emotions that come with this journey.”

Georgie called for changes to the surrogacy law in Ireland and said people were “outraged” by the current situation.

She previously explained: “Even though the baby had my DNA, we froze the embryos at the start of my cancer journey so the baby was my baby, like Pia.

“I will never be the mother of that child even though the child has my DNA.

“For the first two years of that child’s life, I will have no legal relationship with that child and after two years I can register as a guardian with my husband’s approval. So , Jamie must allow me to act as a guardian to my biological child.”


Speaking to Ray yesterday afternoon, Georgie said: “I am aware that there is now a joint Oireachtas committee established, which is looking into international recognition of surrogacy. That process will begin in September. Two and it can take up to three months.

“So this is why I decided to talk about surrogacy because I think it’s really important.. and it’s too troublesome not to say something.

“I’m in a very happy marriage but who knows what could happen and this is why I wanted to say something about it because of how many women have been dumped or abandoned. fall in a truly vulnerable and powerless situation again?”

“I used to run mountain trails, I don’t do that anymore, I don’t feel safe. I came home with my baby in my arms and didn’t feel protected.

“Jamie can change his mind about our marriage and he can decide that he doesn’t want to sign the papers for me to be the child’s legal guardian. Anything goes. may happen.

“I was surprised how many people who didn’t need to go the surrogacy route got on the plane… because I think people were outraged to find out what was really going on with everyone. people.

“It’s really expensive and I feel honored to be able to pay for surrogacy because I know it’s not an option for a lot of people.

“I went to the Jail and people were standing outside around the time in October when we called for international recognition of surrogacy and Ray, there were so many babies in strollers and happy mothers.

“These women have had to go through so much hardship to get to that point, often with lots of unsuccessful rounds of IVF and this is their last option, they save every penny and think when it’s time to go home. home with their baby in their arms and they’re on the tarmac at Dublin Airport and it’s not over for them yet.”

Georgie said it’s possible she and Jamie will go to counseling to “find some ways to cope”.

She added: “I think we’re facing a pretty tough year but hopefully we’ll achieve our dream of having a baby.” Georgie Crawford speaks as she sheds tears over Ashling’s murder

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