The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has opened a book of condolences in memory of MIC graduate Ashling Murphy, who was killed after being attacked in broad daylight while out running in her hometown of Tullamore yesterday (Wed 13 January 2022).
Mayor Daniel Butler said: “Ashling’s death is a huge tragedy and a senseless killing, and on behalf of the people of Limerick city and county I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Ashling’s parents, family and friends on their loss.”
“The outpouring of grief following her murder shows how well loved and respected she was in her local community and further afield, including in Limerick where she studied in Mary Immaculate College.”
“Her college friends and the faculty and staff in MIC are in shock at the tragic loss of Ashling, a loss that is incomprehensible for someone so young to be taken in such a sudden and violent manner.”
“It is such a frightening situation that someone can go out for a run and be attacked and killed. We must ensure that everyone in our society is protected.”
The book will then be collated and forwarded to Ashling’s family.
The book of condolences is now closed.