The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan has opened an online book of condolence for the people of Cork County to express their sympathies to the family and friends of Ashling Murphy. The book can be signed online at www.corkcoco.ie
On behalf of the people of Cork County I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ashling Murphy. I am truly shocked by such an act of violence and can only imagine the sense of loss that is currently being experienced across the community in Tullamore and County Offaly. My thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved Ashling. As a fellow teacher and on a personal level I would like to offer my condolences to everyone who has been impacted by this tragedy. Comhbhrón ó chroí. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan.
On behalf of the people of Cork, the Lord Mayor, Cllr Colm Kelleher in conjunction with the Deputy Lord Mayor and chair of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Cllr Mary Rose Desmond will this morning open an online book of condolence for the late Ashling Murphy.
The Lord Mayor described Ashling’s passing as “utterly tragic” and extended his sympathy to all who knew her.
I open this online book of condolence, jointly with the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Rose Desmond, as a sign of solidarity with the people of Tullamore in Co. Offaly and Ashling’s family, he said.
Cllr Mary Rose Desmond also expressed her sympathies to Ashling’s family, friends, pupils and the people of Tullamore.
She described the killing of Ashling Murphy as a “horrific crime”.
She was a young woman at the start of her life, with opportunities and her career – the world should have been her oyster, she said
The online book can be signed at www.corkcity.ie
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