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# Mr Moonlight

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# Mr Moonlight
Equality commission joined as party to convicted killer's Patrick Quirke's Supreme Court appeal
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will now make legal submissions on part of Quirke’s appeal
# Mr Moonlight
Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder
The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.
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# Court of Appeal
'Mr Moonlight' murder: Quirke loses appeal against conviction
The three judge Court of Appeal returned their ruling this morning.
# Mr Moonlight
'Mr Moonlight' appeal: Evidence of Pat Quirke's behaviour was necessary to set out context, DPP argues
Pat Quirke was convicted last year of the murder of popular DJ and father-of-two Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan.
# Mr Moonlight
Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial
A court heard submissions on the second day of an appeal against the farmer’s conviction for murder.
# Court of Appeal
'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears
Quirke was sentenced to life in prison last year for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.
# Courts
Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month
Quirke, who was convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan, will have his appeal heard on 13 October and it is expected to last a number of days.
# Mr Moonlight
Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020
The appeal has been fixed for 13 October. It is expected to last four days.
# mr moonlight trial
Children of Bobby Ryan launch High Court cases against father's killer Patrick Quirke
Patrick Quirke was convicted in May of the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# the explainer
The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?
In this week’s episode of our podcast The Explainer, we look at the evidence used in one of Ireland’s most prolific murder trials.
# Mr Moonlight
'I will never, ever, ever, forgive that man': Bobby Ryan's daughter on dealing with her father's murder
Michelle Ryan and her brother Robert moved to Cork after their father went missing in Tipperary.
# Mr Moonlight
Secret 'intimate recordings' and Joe O'Reilly internet search - what the 'love rival' jury didn't hear
The recordings were ruled as inadmissible because his defence team argued they would suggest to the jury that he had “strange sexual proclivities” and could prejudice them against him.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury in love rivals murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial continue deliberations this afternoon
The jury of six men and six women have been deliberating for almost 10 hours so far.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# mr moolight
'Curious and inquisitive person': Closing arguments finish in Patrick Quirke murder trial
Farmer Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.
# Mr Moonlight
Mary Lowry's evidence called into question by murder accused Patrick Quirke's defence laywers
Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.
# Mr Moonlight
Jury asked to apply 'greatest skill' and 'skepticism' in case of murder accused Quirke
Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Mr Moonlight
Prosecution case against Patrick Quirke is 'forensically barren', court told
Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Mr Moonlight
'My son had recently died, that's all I'm saying': Murder accused Quirke asked to explain internet searches
Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Patrick Quirke
Injuries to Bobby Ryan's body not caused by fallen debris after gardaí lifted tank lid, court hears
Ryan went missing in 2011 and his body was found 22 months later.
# Courts
Murder accused Pat Quirke went around Mary Lowry's farm 'as if he owned the place', court hears
Mary Lowry’s son was giving evidence at the Central Criminal Court today.
# Mr Moonlight
Fingerprints in Bobby Ryan's van did not belong to accused, court hears
Ryan went missing in 2011 and his body was found 22 months later.
# Mr Moonlight
Quirke told Tusla that Mary Lowry was fixated on new relationship, trial hears
Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Patrick Quirke
Google search for 'body decomposition' carried out on computer found in Patrick Quirke home, trial hears
Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Patrick Quirke
Judge in Tipperary murder trial says it's 'being discussed by just about everyone in the country at this point'
Ms Justice Eileen Creedon discharged the jury until next Wednesday this afternoon.
# handwriting expert
'What the guards will know': Expert tells court of indentations found on page in Patrick Quirke home
DJ Bobby Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Patrick Quirke in April 2013.
# Mr Moonlight
Handwritten note about DJ Bobby Ryan's disappearance found in murder accused's house
Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Patrick Quirke in April 2013.
# mr moonlight trial
Murder accused told farm hand of rumour that Polish people murdered DJ Bobby Ryan
Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Pat Quirke in April 2013.
# Murder Trial
Gardaí found evidence of blood stains at home of DJ Bobby Ryan's girlfriend, court hears
Patrick Quirke is currently on trial accused of the murder of Ryan.
# mr moonlight trial
Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery
Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.
# evidence
Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm
Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# mr moonlight trial
Murder accused told gardaí woman had a 'couldn't-care-less attitude about boyfriend's disappearance'
The Central Criminal Court heard of interviews conducted by gardaí with Patrick Quirke this afternoon.
# Trial
Wife of accused phoned gardaí when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found, courts hears
Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# Tipperary
Gardaí searched lands where DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found but discovered nothing, court hears
Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# Patrick Quirke
Witness 'almost certain' they saw 'Mr Moonlight' van on day it was found, court hears
Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty Bobby Ryan’s murder.
# Courts
Murder accused knew of tank where deceased man's body was found, court hears
Patrick Quirke is accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan on a date between 3 June 2011 and April 2013.
# Tipperary
Partner of man whose body was found in slurry pit was 'shaking and upset' on day he disappeared
The man’s son told a jury he felt “straight away something wasn’t right”.
# Courts
Woman whose boyfriend was killed and dumped in slurry pit complained to gardaí over missing person posters
Mary Lowry has finished giving evidence after four days in the trial of Patrick Quirke.
# Murder Trial
Murder trial witness denies telling 'devious' lies and adding poison to her statements
Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan.