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Vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy

The iris sculpture in front of National College of Ireland lit up with white light

On Wednesday 19th January, National College of Ireland will light our Iris in white to signal solidarity with all those who have died through male Violence Against Women, and to express sympathy to the family of Ashling Murphy, one week after she was attacked and killed while out jogging on a busy path near her home.

All those living in the community around NCI are welcome to join with staff and students outside the College at the Iris sculpture, at 4pm, for one minute of silence in Ashling’s memory. We ask that all attendees wear facemasks and observe social distancing guidelines.

We will also take this as an opportunity to remember Urantsetseg Tserendorj, as we approach the first anniversary of her murder, just a couple of hundred metres from the Iris, as she walked home from work.

Please, bring a candle if you wish, or use the flashlight on your phone, or simply bring yourself. If you cannot attend in person, please light a candle at home 4pm, and join us in spirit.

If you have been affected by male Violence Against Women, Safe Ireland offers a list of supports available around the country.