Runners across island of Ireland pause in memory of Ashling Murphy

Runners across island of Ireland pause in memory of Ashling Murphy

Runners across the island of Ireland paused in memory of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy on Saturday, with further vigils organised following the murder of the teacher. Irish police are continuing to hunt for the killer of Murphy, who was found dead after going for a run on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, County Offaly. The Garda said it had made “significant progress” in its investigation amid reports detectives had identified a person of interest. Gardai said they were not releasing details for operational reasons. Park Run runners in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and beyond held moments of silence on Saturday morning for Murphy. Hundreds of people also gathered in Cork on Saturday morning for a vigil, with more planned in towns and villages across the weekend. …
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