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Ashling Murphy was a 23-year-old primary school teacher in Tullamore, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Canal. 

Teacher Ashling Murphy, murdered ‘by stranger’ while jogging along canal path

Teacher Ashling Murphy, murdered 'by stranger' while jogging along canal path
Teacher Ashling Murphy, murdered ‘by stranger’ while jogging along canal path

A primary school teacher has been beaten to death in a random attack while jogging through a popular Irish walking spot.

Ashling Murphy, a 23-year-old primary school teacher in Tullamore, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Canal. 

A man has been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of the young woman in County Offaly, and is to face further questioning. 

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Ms Murphy was jogging along the canal bank at Cappincur, known as Fiona’s Way, at around 4pm on Wednesday when she was brutally attacked.

The route is named in memory of missing woman Fiona Pender.

Police investigating the murder have said ‘no stone will be left unturned’ in bringing her killer to justice. 

According to the Independent.ie, Ms Murphy came from a highly respected family in the local area that is well known in the music scene, and live outside Tullamore.

The newspaper reported that the suspect is a Romanian national in his 40s who has been living locally for around 20 years, saying he has an alcohol problem.

He is being questioned on the suspicion of murder. 

It has been reported that two women witnessed part of the attack, and saw the suspect flee the scene. He was arrested shortly after.

‘This area here, where the crime occurred, is popular among Tullamore residents and is widely used for recreational purposes,’ Superintendent Eamonn Curley told reporters on Thursday. 

‘The victim of this crime is Ashling Murphy. 

‘Ashling was a schoolteacher in Durrow National School. Our prayers are with Ashling’s family at this time and indeed the wider community, her teaching colleagues and the children she taught who are without their teacher today.

‘Immediately following the discovery of this crime, a full-scale murder investigation was launched.’ 

Ashling Murphy Biography, Wikipedia

Ashling Murphy Biography Wikipedia
Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy was a 23-year-old primary school teacher in Tullamore, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Canal. 

A 23-year-old teacher, Ashling Murphy, has died following a seemingly horrific and random attack yesterday [12 January], whilst out jogging along a canal in Tullamore, County Offaly. Vowing to leave “no stone unturned” in the search for answers, a team of over 50 Garda (Irish police) officers have been assigned to work on the case.

The trail which Murphy was running was along a stretch named ‘Fiona’s Way’, in memory of Fiona Pender, a woman who disappeared from the nearby area whilst seven months pregnant, in 1996.

Murphy was a popular primary school teacher, working at Durrow National School, and a talented musician. The Gardaí have said (according to a BBC report) that her injuries were “consistent with an assault”. Sadly, after receiving medical attention following the attack, Murphy died at the scene.

A 40-year-old man has since been arrested for questioning and remains in custody, and the general public are being urged to come forward if they have any information that may help with the investigation.

“No stone will be left unturned in bringing the perpetrator of this crime to justice,” said Supt Eamonn Curley, who added that it’s currently believed the crime was committed by a lone male.

“Any information you have, however insignificant you think it may be, we need to hear from you. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ashling’s family at this stage.”

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill tweeted saying, “Her family, friends, colleagues and the children she taught are in our thoughts this morning. Violence against women and girls must be stopped.”

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) described the attack as an ‘appalling tragedy’.

“For such an appalling tragedy to befall a young woman, who only recently began her teaching career, adds to the profound sense of loss and grief felt,” it said.

Gardaí are appealing for any person with any information on this fatal assault to come forward. In particular, Gardaí are appealing to any persons that were in the Cappincur/canal walk area of Tullamore before 4pm on Wednesday to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Who was Ashling Murphy?

Ashling Murphy was a 23-year-old primary school teacher in Tullamore, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Canal. 

How old was Ashling Murphy?

Ashling Murphy died at the age of 23.

How did Ashling Murphy die?

Ashling Murphy was beaten to death in a random attack while jogging through a popular Irish walking spot.

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