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Shockwaves continue to be felt across the region after murder of Ashling Murphy

Jan 14, 2022 13:01 By Shannonside News
Shockwaves continue to be felt across the region after murder of Ashling Murphy Shockwaves continue to be felt across the region after murder of Ashling Murphy
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A series of local vigils will be held across the region over the weekend

Shockwaves from the brutal murder of Ashling Murphy continue to be felt across the Shannonside Northern Sound Region today.

A series of local vigils will be held across the region over the weekend with sizable crowds also set to gather outside of Leinster House at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Announcing the Dublin vigil, The National Women's Council, said it's time to call for an end to men's violence against women.

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Books of Condolence for Ashling have been opened at the Athlone Civic Centre and on the Longford County Council Website.

In 2007, 37-year-old Sharon Coughlan was raped and murdered in Longford Town by David Brozovsky in a random attack.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show this morning, Sharon's sister Caren says such senseless violence rips apart families:

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Speaking on the show today, Government Minister and local TD Peter Burke says men need to empathize with women and to put themselves in their shoes:

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Meanwhile, Roscommon activist Isabella Flannagan says violence against women has been a constant presence in Irish society and is not going away:

 

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In Roscommon, the community of Lisacul will gather at 4pm at the church crossroads while a walk will take place at Somer's Park in Castlerea at 6:30pm.

Memorial at Roscommon Square at 6.pm this evening

In Strokestown the public will gather at Bawn Street at 8:30pm this evening.

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On Sunday a remembrance for Ashling will take place at Caseys Garage in Roscommon town at 10am.

In Leitrim, a vigil will be held this evening at 7:30pm at the Market Square in Manorhamilton.

In Granard, a candlelight memorial will take place at 7:30pm this evening and members of the public are asked to bring a Candle with them.

While on Saturday, a vigil will be held at Market Square in Longford at 4pm.

 

 

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