Hundreds in Limerick Share Music and Candlelight in Memory of Murdered Teacher

Hundreds of people held candles in silence in Limerick, Ireland, as nationwide vigils took place on Friday, January 14, to remember murdered primary school teacher Ashling Murphy.

This footage, filmed by Twitter user @FionnualaMinto, shows crowds on the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, where the 23-year-old teacher had studied. The college said their flag would be flown at half-mast in tribute to Murphy.

Other vigils were held in Irish towns and cities including Dublin, Belfast, and the girl’s hometown of Tullamore, County Offaly.

Murphy had been running along a popular canal-side route in Tullamore on Wednesday, January 12, when she was attacked and killed, police said.

No suspect was in custody. Police on Friday said they had identified a man as a person of interest, RTE News reported. Police were waiting to interview the man who was currently in hospital, the report said. Credit: @FionnualaMinto via Storyful

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