Lord Mayor of Cork opens online Book of Condolence for Ashling Murphy
On behalf of the people of Cork, the Lord Mayor, Cllr Colm Kelleher, in conjunction with the Deputy Lord Mayor and chair of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Cllr Mary Rose Desmond have this morning opened an online book of condolence for the late Ashling Murphy.
The Lord Mayor described Ashling’s passing as “utterly tragic” and extended his sympathy to all who knew her:
“I open this online book of condolence, jointly with the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Rose Desmond, as a sign of solidarity with the people of Tullamore in Co. Offaly and Ashling’s family.”
Cllr Mary Rose Desmond also expressed her sympathies to Ashling’s family, friends, pupils and the people of Tullamore.
She described the killing of Ashling Murphy as a “horrific crime”:
“She was a young woman at the start of her life, with opportunities and her career – the world should have been her oyster.”