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Portrait of former Cork Mayor removed after victim's plea

The woman who was assaulted by the former Mayor asked that the portrait be taken down.

John Murray, 83, former Lord Mayor of Cork.
John Murray, 83, former Lord Mayor of Cork.
Image: Screengrab via RTÉ

THE PORTRAIT OF a former Lord Mayor of Cork has been taken down from Cork City Hall after a plea from the woman he sexually assaulted.

Cork City Hall has confirmed to that the portrait of John Murray was removed after a meeting between party whips yesterday afternoon.  It was agreed by all that the portrait should be removed.

Murray, 83, from Gregg Road, Cork was convicted last week of sexually assaulting a woman and jailed for one year.

The assault took place between 1996 and 1998 when the victim was a teenager.

The Examiner reported that the woman who was assaulted contacted  the current Lord Mayor of Cork, Catherine Clancy, saying that she wanted the portrait of Murphy removed from Cork City Hall.

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