Ashling Murphy: Pictures of vigils for murdered teacher

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Flowers and candles were laid at Belfast City Hall on Friday evening

Vigils have been taking place across Ireland to commemorate murdered teacher Asling Murphy.

The 23-year-old was attacked on the banks of the Grand Canal outside Tullamore, County Offaly, on Wednesday afternoon and died at the scene.

Gardaí (Irish police) said she sustained serious injuries "consistent with an assault".

On Thursday night a 40-year-old man arrested over the murder was released, with police saying he was not longer a suspect.

The National Women's Council of Ireland said vigils were being planned at dozens of locations.

The organisation said the vigils were being organised to remember Ms Murphy, to show support to her family and to say: "We want an end to male violence against women".

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Candles were lit and flowers left beside a picture of Ms Murphy at Belfast City Hall
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Politicians and members of the public stood side by side in Guildhall Square in Lononderry
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Messages were left at the vigil in Derry outside the Guildhall
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Music was played outside Government buildings in Dublin. Ms Murphy was a talented musician
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A big crowd gathered in Dublin, many carrying photos of Ms Murphy
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Vicky Masterson holds a picture of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy during a vigil outside Government buildings, in Dublin
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Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheal Martin was among those who attended the vigil in Dublin
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Flowers have also been laid the scene of Ms Murphy's murder in Tullamore
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In Newry the slogan "she was going for a run", which has been used on social media, was held up
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A vigil in Coleraine, County Londonderry, was attended by the town's three female assembly members
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Musicians, some of whom had met and played with Ms Murphy, performed at a vigil in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

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