National Women's Council to hold vigil for Ashling Murphy outside Dail

By Amy Donohoe

A women’s organisation will hold a vigil for Ashling Murphy outside the Dail tomorrow.

The National Women's Council of Ireland have also called women must be safe in their homes and communities and for an end to men’s violence against women.

Ashling died after she was attacked while running along the canal bank at Cappincur in Tullamore, Offaly at around 4pm on Wednesday.

The incident has shocked the country with many organisations holding vigils across the nation.

The organisation is asking people to gather outside the Dail at 4pm on Friday, January 14, around the same time Ashling died.

They said: “There has been a huge outpouring of grief and support across Ireland for Ashling and her family.

“Tomorrow at 4:00pm, around the time Ashling was killed, the National Women’s Council will hold a #VigilforAshling outside Dáil Eireann, Kildare Street in Dublin to remember Ashling and to support all who knew and loved her.

“Women must be safe in our homes and our communities. Join us and call for an end to men’s violence against women.

“Sign up, share and invite your friends.

“We ask all vigil attendees to please wear appropriate face masks and maintain social distance.”

You can find out more about the event here.

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