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Young teacher killed whilst out running



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,298 ✭✭✭ diego_b

    It's just a horrific story, the poor girl. Just sickening to the core that people simply cannot leave other people alone, out for a run after work...lovely way to start your evening off clearing the head after a busy day and this happens to her. Your heart just goes out to her for her final moments and to her family, friends and all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,670 ✭✭✭ Annie get your Run

    RIP Ashling Murphy. Like V, I can't help wondering, and fearing what she felt in those final moments. Its very upsetting and extremely sickening but am also livid here listening to other stories of similar circumstances. We are back to the conversation about what we do to keep ourselves safe and yet we should NOT be moving the conversation in that direction. God love her poor family, this beautiful young girl out for a run.

    For anyone interested the Women's Council of Ireland are holding a vigil in her memory tomorrow but expect we will see more on this in the days and weeks to come.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭ TFBubendorfer

    It is such a shocking attack, it's beyond horrific. The poor girl, and her poor family!

    I have run there. I'm not an expert but I would not have thought it's a dangerous place at all - you can see for miles and you'd think this would provide some sort of safety? Obviously I would have been badly wrong about that one.

    Any woman should have the absolute right to be able to go on a run by herself without feeling unsafe, it's such a basic thing, and yet here we are!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭ BronsonTB

    BTB - Be sure to hit the 'Thanks' button please.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,580 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler

    It's an awful thing to happen. I'm not fully sure why but the fact she was a runner just makes it feel that bit more sickening to be honest. Feels closer to home for some reason. I read the story and similar to TFB it just seemed strange in that it seems like a reasonably safe enough place and at 4pm which is still daylight (i think?), with people around. Either way, terrible to see. May she rest in peace. Awful to think someone doing something as basic as a run after work can be targeted and meet a terrible end.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,799 CMod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil

    Just saw the interview of her principal, how he composed himself I've no idea. An awful time for her pupils too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 631 ✭✭✭ Cleanman

    RIP and condolences to her family and friends.

    It's sickening that a young woman would start her evening in the best possible way by going for a run in a reportedly bright and 'safe' place and we end up with a story like this. There are some really sick people in the world.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 490 ✭✭ FinnC

    Can’t stop thinking about this. It’s horrendous. RIP

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,118 ✭✭✭ BeerWolf

    Am I hearing this right that she was attacked in broad daylight with onlookers not intervening to help her???

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,542 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes

    Unfortunately women are just not safe from male violence. I am not trying to stir things up or anything, but realistically they have to tailor their movements for their own safety in the face of potential attacks from men and that is what this unfortunate girl did, broad daylight etc. but she was still murdered. That is no way to have to live a life at all.

    Seems to me that men are killed during altercations or gangland attacks, women are killed by domestic violence and random attacks just because they are women mostly.

    My deepest condolences to the girl's family, her professional colleagues, pupils and those who knew her. RIP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,208 ✭✭✭ shotgunmcos

    Apparently 2 other women ran to help/distract (not confirmed) which caused the attacker to flee. I can barely stop thinking about this since I heard last night. Someone so young doing something so healthy and to be taken away from this world by the most evil, cowardly act, sickens me to my core as a runner and a human being. I hope she continues running in the other life and my heart goes out to her family and her students.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It's not clear yet. Some reports said two females witnessed the assault and ran to house nearby to call Gardaí as they had no phone.

    So tragic, only at the beginning of her life. Madness. Absolutely horrible.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,103 ✭✭✭ Sunny Dayz

    thanks. I've ran along the canal out Mullingar direction a bit in the last 2 years on my own and it's a lovely peaceful enjoyable run by the canal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik

    Two women witnessed it from the other side of the canal and started shouting at the guy who then ran off. They called the gardai and gave a description, who then caught him. The girl was alive when they got there but died after a short time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,670 ✭✭✭ Annie get your Run

    I can't imagine how they must have felt/are feeling too. I understand one women came on the scene first (on the opposite side as you said) and the other arrived shortly afterwards. Fair play to them for not panicking, being able to give such a detailed description and then getting across to be with Ashling before she died (as I understand it). I also can't stop thinking about it, I just can't believe this happened in broad daylight.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,075 ✭✭✭ NSAman

    In a word, disgusted.

    the poor family, friends, and entire local community, will deal with this for a long long time.

    what the hell has happened to a country which was safe where you never worried about this type of violence.

    a beautiful girl taken so young for no reason.

    my heart goes out to all who knew her, her pupils and family.

    rest in peace…

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ Be right back

    Awful, awful story. May she rest in peace. Dreadful.

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,616 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    TERRIBLE story

  • Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭ john123470

    And so they should be. That is just common sense. We all take precautions .. women And men .. there are nutjobs out there. Hello !

    What you have failed to say is that the vast majority on Men are Not like this .. and pose no danger whatever to women

    There lies the rub ..

    Or are you implying that All men are a physical threat to women ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,542 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes

    The other thread was closed down. I will leave it to the runners so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,024 ✭✭✭✭ Murph_D

    This one should be too. It’s only going in one direction.

  • Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭ john123470

    Bless the Murphy family

    Good luck

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 4,323 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Raichu

    my god.. poor woman. Same age as my cousin, a teacher also. Very sad to see such a young woman killed for absolutely no reason

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