Tributes paid to the late Ashling Murphy

Tributes paid to the late Ashling Murphy

At its January monthly meeting, Sligo County Council passed a vote of sympathy to the family of the late Ashling Murphy.

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor said

‘On behalf of the Elected Members and staff of this Council, I wish to convey our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Ashling Murphy.  Her death was a tragedy that has shocked and traumatised the whole nation, and the response of communities all over the country in recent days will have provided some small consolation to Ashling’s parents, siblings, her former pupils and her wide circle of friends.

Among her many talents and interests, Ashling was a noted musician, and she performed in Sligo City Hall in 2017 with a Comhaltas Tour Group.  She also played in Ceoláras Coleman in Gurteen.

It has been described as a watershed moment, with a firm consensus that action has to be taken to make our society a safer place, and we will certainly play our part in that endeavour.’

The Councillors and Chief Executive joined with the Cathaoirleach in extending their sympathies to Ashling’s family and friends.