Helen McEntee warns public not to comment on Ashling Murphy murder case 4 months ago

Helen McEntee warns public not to comment on Ashling Murphy murder case

"We need to be careful what we say"

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has urged the public not to comment on the Ashling Murphy murder case.

She has warned them that posting on social media could jeopardise the case.

She explained the situation in an interview with RTÉ's Claire Byrne.

“We need to be careful what we say.

She explained that the process has just started. "It is important to be allowed to take its course.”

“There needed to be faith in the criminal justice system.

She stressed, "We all have a responsibility here.”

“People have to trust the Gardaí and the system and not do anything to jeopardise the process."

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McEntee has vowed that the Department of Justice will do more for the women of Ireland.

McEntee added, "We must all work together to achieve a shared goal of zero tolerance of violence and abuse against women.

"I cannot stand here today and say 'never again'. I cannot say that no woman will suffer at the hands of a man tonight. But let all of us hold on to the determination and solidarity of this week, and join together in a common cause.

"That we come together to demand zero tolerance of violence and abuse against women."

31-year-old Jozef Puska has been charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy.

He appeared before Tullamore District Court yesterday evening. A number of Ashling's loved ones stood at the back of the court with photos of the beloved school teacher.

Ashling Murphy's funeral took place on Tuesday, January 18th.

Thousands gathered to pay their respects in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, across the country, and around the world.