Gardai doing ‘everything’ to find killer, Taoiseach says

Taoiseach Michael Martin has said that Gardai is “doing everything they can” and is using all his resources to find the man responsible for the fatal attack on young teacher Ashling Murphy in Ko Offaly.

Mr Martin said he had a private conversation yesterday to express his solidarity with Ms Murphy’s family.

He was speaking after Gardai renewed his appeal for information as they searched for the killer of Ashling Murphy when he had eliminated the man arrested as a suspect.

A 40-year-old man, who was interrogated in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old teacher, was released from Garda custody on Thursday night.

Ms. Murphy was fatally attacked on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the banks of the canal in Offaly, Capincur, Tullamore.

Guardai has renewed its appeal on the Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/green colored front forks for detailing.

They are appealing to anyone who was in Tullamore’s Capincur/Canal Walk area before 4 p.m. on Wednesday to contact them.

Mr Martin was asked what he would say to the community and country that may be concerned that the perpetrator is still on the run.

“This is, of course, a matter of concern to the people of Tullamore, and to people across the country in general. The Gardai are using all their resources to protect the people and keep the people safe, but the person responsible for We are also doing everything to find and bring that person to justice. I can say without hesitation that every effort will be made to bring justice to any person and keep people safe in the intervening period.

Mr Martin said Ashling Murphy “best represented that tradition of national teaching.”

“Our hearts and our minds go out to the Murphy family, his community, his family and friends, and especially the young students, who will undoubtedly be looking forward to Ashling’s presence in the classroom as well as teaching music and sports to the wider audience.” I have always believed that from the very beginning of the state, the national school teacher has been the foundation upon which our society was built. And in many ways, Ashling Murphy is the best of that tradition of national teaching. Represented and represented him.”


Mr Martin said he had “private talks” with Ms Murphy’s family yesterday.

“I wanted everyone across the country to express their solidarity with him on behalf of the people, and our devastation over the fact that a beautiful young woman has been taken from their lives.

Earlier Justice Minister Helen McKenty has said that “absolutely everything that can be done is being done” to bring to justice the killer of Ashling Murphy.

a notice on said Ms Murphy “will be sadly missed by her grieving family” which includes her father Raymond, mother Kathleen, brother Cathal, sister Amy, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbors and friends.