Midlands Book Of Condolences Opens For Ashling Murphy

Members of the public are invited to express their sympathies.

Books of condolence are being opened for Ashling Murphy in the midlands today.

An online book is being opened by Offaly County Council until Friday 2st January.

It can be accessed here.

The local authority says all messages of sympathy expressed will be forwarded to the Murphy Family.

The Bridge Centre in Tullamore has also opened a condolences book. 

Another book is available to sign at Áras an Chontae in Portlaoise.

Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Conor Begin has also been expressing sympathies and condolences to Ashling's family, friends.

He's reminding anyone attending that COVID-19 precautions (mask-wearing and social distancing) will apply in the premises and vicinity of County Hall.

People are also being invited to pay tribute to Ashling in Westmeath, with books of condolence being placed at Athlone and Mullingar Civic Centres.

These books will be available for signing by the public from today for one week, between the hours of 9.30am and 4pm.  

Cathaoirleach Frankie Keena says he's "numb, shocked, saddened and angry with what happened to this young woman as she went out for her daily exercise after work on the greenway along the Canal in Tullamore and was attacked in such a vicious way."

Further afield,

Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, from which Ashling had recently graduated as a teacher, has opened an online tribute page today.

Staff and students are invited to pay tribute to Ashling and send words of sympathy and comfort to all who knew and loved her.

This book of condolences will remain open until Sunday 30 January 2022.

A Table of Remembrance, in honour of Ashling, has been set up in the Main Reception of MIC and a book of condolences is also available there to sign.

The MIC flag will remain flying at half mast until after her funeral.

An online book of condolence has also been opened by Dublin's Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the book will be available to sign online and will be open from today until Friday 21st January. 

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