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Moonlight murder trial jury to deliberate for fourth day

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Patrick Quirke. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival and hiding his body in an underground tank will return to the Central Criminal Court for a fourth day of deliberations on Friday.

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight.

Mr Ryan went missing on June 3rd, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm ….read more

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Jury deliberating in Moonlight Murder trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Patrick Quirke. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival and hiding his body in an underground tank have paused their deliberations for the night and will resume on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon told the jury of six men and six women that they must not by influenced by emotion, sympathy, anger or disgust, and must treat circumstantial evidence against the accused with care.

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the ….read more

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Jury continuing to deliberate in Quirke trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Patrick Quirke. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival, and hiding his body in an underground tank, will continue their deliberations on Thursday.

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight. 

Mr Ryan went missing on June 3rd, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Ms Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, ….read more

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