Arts Minister Catherine Martin has stated that people should speak out about women abuse when they see it online, in someone’s home or at work.
In a statement in the Dail today, the TD Green Party talked about how the death of Ashling Murphy has brought Ireland together to demand “enough is enough” when it comes to violence against women.
Ashling Murphy, 23, tragically died while running along the canal in Tullamore earlier this month.
In her speech, Minister Martin said she will never forget the tears she saw in the musicians’ eyes as they played at Ashling’s funeral in Tullamore.
She said: “When I attended her funeral at St Brigid Church near her home in Co Offaly last week, I was struck by the little scraps of paper next to the candles in the community center. nearby, this reminds Ashling of all its brilliance, youth, happiness, and talent.”
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Minister Martin continued: “And the commitment of friends and colleagues of the musicians was evident at Ashling’s funeral.
“I will never forget the tearful faces of the players, strumming their guitars, playing bosca ceoil, united in grief on the cold morning at the crossroads at Mountbolus, as Aisling’s remains passed. Many musicians later attended the ceremony to pay tribute to her burial place.
“The moment shows how rural Irish communities gather around each other when there is pain or suffering.
“We can equally as a society build support to ensure violence against women is prevented.”
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Dublin TD says Ashling’s death has brought Ireland together to demand a zero-tolerance approach to violence against women.
“Ashling’s death really shocked the country,” she said. It also brought us together.
“Suffice it to say, that violence and abuse of women will no longer be tolerated.
“Where we see it, call it out. Where we hear it, call it out. Anyone involved with it, call them out.
“Whether that abuse or intimidation is at work, in someone’s home, or online, call it out. Call the abuse out”.
Deputy Secretary Martin told Dail that Attorney General Helen McEntee was nearing completion of work on an entirely new government strategy on domestic, sexual and gender violence.
Minister Martin also told the Dail that the new Media and Online Safety Regulation Bill would tackle abuse and harmful content online through new safety codes.
The Arts Minister also said that vulnerability training courses for workers in the night economy will help staff identify and manage incidents of violence against women.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8261955/ashling-murphy-catherine-martin-violence-women-ireland/ People should call out the abuse of women online, at home and at work, says Minister Martin