Femicide is not due to bad men ‘acting alone’

Seeing wider patterns could inform policy actions required to tackle issue

Flowers and messages left near the location in Tullamore, Co Offaly, where Ashling Murphy was killed on Wednesday after she was attacked while jogging. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA Wire

Flowers and messages left near the location in Tullamore, Co Offaly, where Ashling Murphy was killed on Wednesday after she was attacked while jogging. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA Wire

There is no doubt seeing the tragedy in Tullamore as a one-off incident is a useful way of coping with the horror of this awful news. The attack is being widely referred to as ‘random’.

But it wasn’t random.

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