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Trial Of Ashling Murphy Due To Get Underway At The Central Criminal Court

The trial could last for up to six weeks.

The trial of a man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy will get underway in two weeks.

The Central Criminal Court heard this morning there will be a requirement for a pre-trial hearing before a jury is selected.

32-year-old Jozef Puska, of Lynally Grove, Tullamore in Co. Offaly, is accused of the school teacher's murder on the 12th of January 2022.

The case is due to be mentioned again this afternoon.

23-year-old Ashling Murphy died after an alleged assault while she was out for run along the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly on January 12th 2022.

She had been working as a primary school teacher and was a traditional Irish musician in the Tullamore area at the time of her death.

Slovakian native Jozef Puska is charged with her murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

Reporter Andrew Lowth spoke to Eoin Beatty on Monday's Kildare Today:


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