Lord Mayor opens Book of Condolence to pay tribute to Ashling Murphy

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Aisling Murphy

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Alderman Glenn Barr has opened an online Book of Condolence to pay tribute to Ashling Murphy who died on 12th January 2022.

The Book of Condolence is now available to sign, please click here. It will remain open until 4pm on Friday 21st January. The book will be collated and forwarded to the Murphy family.

Lord Mayor, Alderman Glenn Barr, said her death is “an absolute tragic and senseless killing”.

“This devastating news has shocked every one of us and the outpouring of grief following this senseless murder shows how loved and respected Ashling was in her local community.

“On behalf of the citizens of our borough, I extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences to Ashling’s family, friends, colleagues and the local Tullamore community. We will continue to hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

“Together we must stand against violence against women, this simply can not be tolerated in our society.”

For help, support or information here are some helpful links:

https://www.womensaidni.org/

https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/

https://southerntrust.hscni.net/service/domestic-abuse-2/

If you are experiencing or suspect someone else is suffering from Domestic Abuse you can contact the Nexus 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.

If you are in danger and need the PSNI but can’t speak:

  1. Dial 999
  2. Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
  3. Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
  4. If prompted, press 55  (this lets the 999 call operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police)