Man arrested in connection with murder of Ashling Murphy released

A man who had been arrested, by Gardai investigating the murder of Ashling Murphy, has been released without charge.

The 23-year-old was killed on Wednesday afternoon, while out jogging along the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

In a statement issued late night Gardai confirmed that the man who'd been arrested and detained for questioning had been released without charge.

They say he's been eliminated from their enquiries and is no longer a suspect.


Gardai have renewed their appeal for any information on a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handle-bars and yellow/ green front forks.


The force also appealed for any person with any information on the fatal assault, who may not already have spoken to investigators, to come forward with that information.

Remembering Ashling

Vigils have been organised across the country to remember Ashling - a talented musician and primary school teacher.

Among them will be events outside the DΓ‘il in Dublin and in Tullamore at 4 pm today.

Here in Waterford, nine vigils will take place across the city and county both today and tomorrow. They are as follows:

  • Ardmore - Friday 4pm Storm Wall, Old Church Car Park
  • Cappoquin - Friday 5pm, Village Square
  • Waterford City - Friday 6pm - Peoples Park
  • Ballymacarbry - Friday 6pm, Community Centre Car Park
  • Lismore - Friday 6pm, Millennium Park
  • Tallow - Friday 6pm, Hyde Park
  • Dungarvan & Abbeyside - Friday 6:15pm - Walton Park
  • Portlaw - Friday 8pm, Town Square
  • Waterford - Saturday 4pm - Greenway Carriganore

The peaceful vigils will include the likes of traditional music at the bandstand at the People's Park this evening where friends of the late woman will gather, and a walk/run on the Waterford Greenway at Carriganore tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.