Video: Investigation into murder of Ashling Murphy continues, ESB worker settles case over stag attack

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Ashling Murphy murder investigation

An investigation into the killing of Ashling Murphy is continuing, while Gardaí have released a man held for questioning stating he is no longer a suspect in the case.

The 23-year-old teacher was killed as she jogged along a canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Wednesday evening.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for information, particularly relating to a Falcon Storm mountain bike with “straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/green front forks”.

A large vigil in Ashling's memory was held in Galway city on Thursday night, with more planned around the country on Friday. A vigil will be held outside Leinster House at 4pm today, around the time Ashling was killed.

HSE online portal

People looking to register a positive antigen test can do so through the HSE website from today.

The measure is being introduced to get a more accurate picture of Omicron infection rates as the PCR system has become overwhelmed.

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However, a PCR or professionally administered antigen test will still be required by anyone seeking a recovery certificate from the HSE.

Stag attack case

An ESB worker who was tossed into the air by a stag on a Tipperary mountain said the attack will forever haunt him.

John Corcoran's (63) case had been adjourned after he had to attend hospital having suffered an asthma attack in the witness box earlier this week.

Mr Justice Paul Coffey was told on Friday that the case had been settled in addition to another case brought by Mr Corcoran against the ESB in relation to alleged exposure to asbestos.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Driving offences

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated over the Christmas period.

Approximately one in five (21 per cent) of drug driving arrests occurred between 6am and 1pm, while 35 drink and drug driving incidents occurred on New Year’s Day, 12 of which occurred between 6am and 1pm.

There were 13,950 speed detections over Christmas, while 1,269 fixed charged notices (FCNs) were issued to drivers using mobile phones and 525 FCNs were issued to learner drivers driving unaccompanied.

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