Ashling Murphy: Irish police arrest man on suspicion of teacher’s murder

Irish police investigating the death of Ashling Murphy have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder.

Murphy, a primary schoolteacher, was strangled on a canal path near the town of Tullamore while out jogging last Wednesday afternoon. Her funeral was held on Tuesday.

Irish media reported that the man who was arrested was being treated for injuries in a Dublin hospital, and that authorities judged that he had recovered sufficiently to face questions.

Police said they had arrested a man “on suspicion of murder” and that they had no further comment.

Murphy’s death convulsed Ireland and led to vigils attended by tens of thousands of people in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and New York over the weekend.

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