Five appear in court facing charges related to Ashling Murphy murder

The late Ashling Murphy, following her graduation from Mary Immaculate College.

FIVE people have been arrested and brought to court charged in connection with the investigation into the murder of Mary Immaculate graduate Ashling Murphy.

The 23-year-old primary school teacher was murdered in Tullamore, County Offaly, on January 12, 2022.

All five were arrested in Dublin on Tuesday and brought before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday (June 14) to face charges of impeding arrest and withholding information.

All five, who are Slovakian, were provided with an interpreter for the court hearing.

All were remanded on bail with a number of conditions, including surrendering passports and residing at the addresses provided,  to appear in Tullamore again on July 26.

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The trial of the man accused of Ms Murphy’s murder, 32-year-old Jozef Puska, is due to take place later this year.