Ashling Murphy who was found dead on Wednesday after going for a run
Ms Murphy was a primary school teacher who worked at Durrow National School (
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A second viewer said: “The empty chair for Aisling is beautiful but heartbreaking. Ireland united in grief for its devastating loss.”
A third commenter shared: “Powerful soothing soulful traditional music and song on The @RTELateLateShow tonight to remember, celebrate and offer sympathies for the beautiful life of Ashling Murphy that was taken so senselessly.
“The fiddle on the empty chair was such a poignant image.”
Those who watched the moving performances shared how heartbreaking the programme was.
Musicians play as hundreds of people attend a vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy in Belfast (
One RTE viewer said: “Beautiful & moving musical tribute to Ashling Murphy on the #Latelateshow. Heartbreaking to see empty chair with fiddle.”
A second person wrote: “The empty chair & fiddle is truly heartbreaking. Rest in Peace Ashling Murphy”.
Attracta Brady, who was Ms Murphy’s first fiddle teacher, played alongside other sombre performers at a vigil on Friday evening.
“She was the most beautiful girl inside and out,” Ms Brady said.
A photograph of Ashling Murphy among flowers and candles at a make-shift shrine during a vigil in her memory at Leinster House, Dublin (
“She was a parent’s dream. She was everything you’d want in a daughter. She had integrity, she was honest, she was trustworthy. She was quirky and a little bit cheeky sometimes with the loveliest smile and she’d get away with it because she had this beautiful twinkly smile.
“She was never in bad humour, she was always smiling and she absolutely loved her fiddle.
“Her parents only told me yesterday that she never had to be told to practice.
“She was bright and energetic and everybody loved her.”
Many around the country have paid tribute to Ashling (
Police arrested a man following the attack, although he has since been released and is no longer a suspect in the case, the Irish Mirror reports.
Officers yesterday announced that a new suspect has been identified and a new line of inquiry is being followed.