Man charged with Ashling Murphy's murder named as 31-year-old Jozef Puska

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School teacher Ashling Murphy's body was found alongside a canal in Tullamore, Ireland.

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Irish teacher Ashling Murphy.

Jozef Puska, 31, of Lynally Grove, Tullamore, Co Offaly, was heckled as he was taken from a Garda car to a special sitting of Tullamore District Court on Wednesday evening.

He was remanded in custody at Cloverhill Prison after the brief hearing.

A second man, arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939, has been released without charge.

A file is to be prepared for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Ms Murphy, 23, was attacked on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly a week ago.

The Irish school teacher's funeral was held this week.

Pupils from Ashling Murphy’s class hold photographs of her and red roses outside a Co Offaly church ahead of her funeral Credit: Niall Carson/PA

The funeral mass, which was attended by school children carrying red roses for Ms Murphy, heard her death had 'united the country in grief.'

Vigils had been held across Ireland and beyond for the young woman, who was remembered as a popular teacher and talented musician.

Mourners included Irish President Michael D Higgins and premier Micheal Martin