RTE star Ryan Tubridy 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.
Officers also suspect that Ashling was being followed before she was murdered.
Speaking on his RTE Radio One show, Ryan Tubridy Pay homage to Ashling and talk about how the situation was “difficult” to understand.
The Late Late Show The presenter offered condolences to Murphy’s family and said Ashling seemed like a “special young person”.
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Ryan said: “I can give you some thoughts today that I think as I go through page after page, article after article, photo after photo of Ashling Murphy and about what went wrong. happened to her yesterday.
“I listened to a lot of stations and a lot of people calling on Liveline and the bulletins from Tullamore and it was getting harder and harder to try to understand what was going on.
“And trying to walk not a mile but even a few centimeters in the Murphys’ shoes and what they might wake up to this morning with full awareness of what happened and what they were robbed of. .
“The words that kept jumping out were the beautiful expression that was used, ‘bright light’ – she was a shining ray of light, and every picture I’ve seen of Ashling Murphy shows her for real. radiant, full of hope and excited about life.”
Ryan highlights “the horror of the country” when Ashling – a famous fiddle player who recently got into the uilleann games – just left Durrow National School, where she taught her first year. pupil, just an hour before she was murdered.
COUNTRY OF HEARTS
Ryan “She has the world at her feet, she is loved by her students, she is admired for the traditional music players she plays, she is loved by her family, she is loved by friends too. appreciated by friends and neighbors.
“She was clearly an exceptional young person and nothing about what happened to her is right, in broad daylight, and we must today be wary of reflecting on the horrors of a nation. .
“And we have vigils today that reflect fear, which is justifiable, and we have ongoing conversations about exactly what happened, why it happened and why. we watched these headlines this morning.
“When I saw this story yesterday and the fact that Ashling is 23 years old, it can only make you feel a certain ownership or kinship towards the Murphy family even though I’ve never met him. them and do not know them at all but your heart is broken.
“Today, Ashling Murphy is all our daughters, all our sisters, all our sisters, all our friends and all our thoughts. all to her family this morning.
“It was an unimaginable day of mourning in Tullamore, Offaly and on the island of Ireland.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8203813/unimaginable-mourning-ireland-rte-ryan-tubridy-tribute-ashling-murphy/ It’s been an unthinkable day in Ireland, RTE’s Ryan Tubridy said as he paid tribute to Ashling Murphy