Offaly Teacher Remembered At Vigils Around The World

Vigil in Brisbane - Photo credit: Facebook - Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland

Thousands have shared their shock at the death of the 23-year-old.

Vigils have taken place in London, Melbourne, Vancouver and New York for Ashling Murphy.

Thousands have shared their shock at the death of the Offaly teacher both online and at a number of vigils around the country and the world this weekend.

The 23-year-old died on Wednesday afternoon after she was attacked in Tullamore while going for a run along the Grand Canal.

Gardaí have reportedly identified a person of interest in connection with the murder investigation, however, nobody is currently in custody.

MADRID: Flowers were left and candles lit at the Irish Embassy in Madrid as part of the international vigils for Ashling Murphy. Picture Morgan Fagg

Sinn Fein's Health Spokesperson, Louise O'Reilly, says Ashling's murder has sent a wave of anger and sadness around the country:

Ailbhe Smyth, who has been campaigning for women's rights since the the 1970s, says a cultural shift is needed to deal with violence against women:

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