Education on gender based violence needs to begin at home according to the principal of a Longford all boys secondary school.
St Mels College Principal Declan Rowely says schools should continue the work done at home and build empathy among young men.
Following the murder of Ashling Murphy last week, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has promised a new Government strategy tackling gender-based violence that will feature a 'zero-tolerance' approach.
Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound at this weekend's vigil for Ashling in Longford Town, the local educator says respect is key.
Meanwhile, Longford County Council is to hold a vigil for in memory of Ashling Murphy this afternoon at the garden of remembrance across from the council offices.
The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Longford Women's Link and is open to the public.
A book of condolence has been opened by County Cathaoirleach Peggy Nolan on the Longford County Council website.