HOZIER paid tribute to young teacher Aisling Murphy, who was killed Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
There has been a wave of heartbreak for Ashling on social media since the tragic news broke.
The Irish singer said: “It goes without saying that in the matter of building a society where women are not murdered, assaulted and lived in fear of men, it is up to men. Both men have a role to play in it.
“Heartbroken for Aisling Murphy’s family and loved ones today.”
Hozier’s fans thank him for using his platform to share a powerful message.
Kelly tweeted: “Thank you for sharing this message and your influence. My heart is with this woman’s family.”
One fan said: “Seeing your position like this makes me as a fan even more proud of you. Being a woman in this world is hard, and it’s horrible.
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“Things like this happen every day and we need to keep fighting. Thank you for being with us, Hoz. Rest in peace Aisling.”
Another fan wrote: “Thank you so much for using the platform you have to help raise the voice of Irish women.”
Many other Irish celebrities including Georgie Crawford, Imelda May, Muireann O’Connell and Doireann Garrihy have also said their thoughts are with Ashling’s devastated family and friends.
Georgie Crawford tweeted: “I am heartbroken to read the news about Ashling Murphy.
“Thinking of her family, friends and colleagues. Shock, unimaginable, horror.”
Doireann Garrihy said: “Rest in peace Ashling Murphy. It’s unbelievable. Heartbreaking for all who loved her.”
Imelda May highlights the fact that the young teacher is running on a street called Fiona’s Way, named after her Fiona Pender went missing in 1996.
Sharing her outrage, Imelda tweeted: “Women need to be safe from attack. We need to run in safety not constantly running from danger. Justice for Ashling Murphy.. Fiona Pender The list goes on… My thoughts are with the Aislings family today.
“Ashling Murphy, a 22-year-old teacher, was brutally murdered by a stranger as she ran along a street called Fionas Way in Tullamore named after Fiona Pender, a 25-year-old who was heavily pregnant. , who disappeared in the local area in 1996.
“When will women be at peace?????”
Virgin Media presenter Muireann O’Connell this morning said Ashling “should be ready for school”.
“Violence against women by men is an epidemic. Ashling Murphy should be ready to go to school now. No words,” said Muireann.
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