INTO encourages members to light a candle in memory of Ashling Murphy

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is asking members around the country to light a candle today in memory of Ashling Murphy, the young teacher killed in Tullamore Co Offaly on Wednesday. 

There have been outpourings of sympathy from the Irish public for Ms Murphy (23), particularly from colleagues in the profession.  

Ashling completed her teacher training only three months ago and taught at Scoil Naomh Colmcille in Durrow, just outside Tullamore, where she was on placement since March before she took up her position there as a qualified teacher in September.  

Vigils are being held around the country today in memory of Ashling and in sympathy with her family and the school community in Durrow. 

The INTO will today be attending a vigil on behalf of members at Leinster House at 4pm. The event is being organised by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and is one of many being held around the country. 

The union encourages members to attend any vigils close to them if possible and to light a candle between 4 and 5pm today in memory of Ashling. 

We encourage schools to light a candle today in your school building to show the entire school community stands together with one of our own.  


Tullamore        Friday 4pm, Tullamore Town Park 
Dublin                   Friday 4pm, Leinster House
Belfast                   Friday 4pm, Belfast City Hall 
Derry                       Friday 4pm, Guildhall Steps
Limerick Friday 6pm, Arthur’s Quay Park
Tralee Friday 4pm, The Square
Cappincur Friday 4.30pm, Digby Bridge
Carlow Friday 6pm, The Fountain
Clonmel Friday 6pm, Main Guard
Nenagh Friday 4.30pm, Banba Square
Bray Friday 4pm, Bray Town Council
Maynooth Friday 4pm. Maynooth Square
Donegal Friday 5pm, The Diamond
Westport Friday 8pm, The Mall
Dundalk Friday 7pm, The Square
Waterford Friday 6pm, People’s Park
Cork Saturday 9.30am, Atlantic Pond



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