A vigil was organized on Friday in Tullamore and many other cities in Ireland to commemorate the murdered teacher Ashling Murphy. The country’s president, Michael Higgins, called for “an end to violence against women.”
Ashling Murphy was murdered Wednesday while she was jogging. She was 23 years old. She was a teacher at an elementary school in Tullamore. Mass vigils after the death of a woman, attended by crowds, are organized in Ireland from Wednesday, RTE reports.
Irish President Calls for “End of Violence Against Women”
“It’s especially important right now to think about what needs to be done to eliminate violence against women from all aspects of our society,” said Higgins.
The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has organized a candle vigil in front of the Dail Eireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, to commemorate the young woman. NWCI chief Orla O’Connor said during the vigil that Murphy’s death must be “a turning point in the fight against violence against women.”
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