Shocked Ireland falls silent for murdered young woman

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By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Thousands fell silent at candlelit vigils in towns and cities across Ireland on Friday in memory of a young jogger killed in broad daylight, in what campaigners called a “watershed moment” in the call to end violence against women. Ashling Murphy was killed in her native Tullamore in the Irish midlands on Wednesday while exercising on a popular canal walkway. Police say the attack on the 23-year-old teacher was likely random and that the perpetrator is still at large. The murder has shocked the country and around 100 vigils were organised the length and bre…

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