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#Mr Moonlight

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder

Apr 27th 2022, 12:32 PM 9,538 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'Mr Moonlight' murder: Quirke loses appeal against conviction
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

'Mr Moonlight' murder: Quirke loses appeal against conviction

Nov 16th 2021, 11:17 AM 16,317 Views 0 Comments

The three judge Court of Appeal returned their ruling this morning.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 15 October, 2020

'Mr Moonlight' appeal: Evidence of Pat Quirke's behaviour was necessary to set out context, DPP argues
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

'Mr Moonlight' appeal: Evidence of Pat Quirke's behaviour was necessary to set out context, DPP argues

Oct 15th 2020, 7:34 PM 11,690 Views 0 Comments

Pat Quirke was convicted last year of the murder of popular DJ and father-of-two Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial

Oct 14th 2020, 6:54 PM 11,973 Views 0 Comments

A court heard submissions on the second day of an appeal against the farmer’s conviction for murder.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 1:36 PM 22,521 Views 0 Comments

Quirke was sentenced to life in prison last year for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 21 September, 2020

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month
# Courts
# Courts

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month

Sep 21st 2020, 4:25 PM 18,509 Views 0 Comments

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 - Monday 16 December, 2019

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020

Dec 16th 2019, 12:05 PM 10,160 Views 0 Comments

The appeal has been fixed for 13 October. It is expected to last four days.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Children of Bobby Ryan launch High Court cases against father's killer Patrick Quirke
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Children of Bobby Ryan launch High Court cases against father's killer Patrick Quirke

Jul 16th 2019, 10:58 AM 30,271 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke was convicted in May of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 13 May, 2019

The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?

May 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,960 Views 10 Comments

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 - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'I will never, ever, ever, forgive that man': Bobby Ryan's daughter on dealing with her father's murder
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

'I will never, ever, ever, forgive that man': Bobby Ryan's daughter on dealing with her father's murder

May 4th 2019, 2:19 PM 29,010 Views 35 Comments

Michelle Ryan and her brother Robert moved to Cork after their father went missing in Tipperary.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Secret 'intimate recordings' and Joe O'Reilly internet search - what the 'love rival' jury didn't hear
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Secret 'intimate recordings' and Joe O'Reilly internet search - what the 'love rival' jury didn't hear

May 1st 2019, 3:31 PM 35,617 Views 0 Comments

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 - Monday 29 April, 2019

Jury in love rivals murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Jury in love rivals murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 6:18 PM 24,634 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 26 April, 2019

Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial continue deliberations this afternoon
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial continue deliberations this afternoon

Apr 26th 2019, 2:23 PM 19,007 Views 0 Comments

The jury of six men and six women have been deliberating for almost 10 hours so far.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 4:45 PM 17,309 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'Curious and inquisitive person': Closing arguments finish in Patrick Quirke murder trial
# Mr Moolight
# Mr Moolight

'Curious and inquisitive person': Closing arguments finish in Patrick Quirke murder trial

Apr 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 18,515 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 15 April, 2019

Mary Lowry's evidence called into question by murder accused Patrick Quirke's defence laywers
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Mary Lowry's evidence called into question by murder accused Patrick Quirke's defence laywers

Apr 15th 2019, 5:14 PM 23,050 Views 0 Comments

Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 12 April, 2019

Jury asked to apply 'greatest skill' and 'skepticism' in case of murder accused Quirke
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Jury asked to apply 'greatest skill' and 'skepticism' in case of murder accused Quirke

Apr 12th 2019, 6:34 PM 16,124 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Prosecution case against Patrick Quirke is 'forensically barren', court told
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Prosecution case against Patrick Quirke is 'forensically barren', court told

Apr 11th 2019, 8:22 PM 16,799 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 8 April, 2019

'My son had recently died, that's all I'm saying': Murder accused Quirke asked to explain internet searches
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

'My son had recently died, that's all I'm saying': Murder accused Quirke asked to explain internet searches

Updated Apr 8th 2019, 6:32 PM 40,349 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Injuries to Bobby Ryan's body not caused by fallen debris after gardaí lifted tank lid, court hears
# Patrick Quirke
# Patrick Quirke

Injuries to Bobby Ryan's body not caused by fallen debris after gardaí lifted tank lid, court hears

Apr 4th 2019, 2:49 PM 14,189 Views 0 Comments

Ryan went missing in 2011 and his body was found 22 months later.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Murder accused Pat Quirke went around Mary Lowry's farm 'as if he owned the place', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused Pat Quirke went around Mary Lowry's farm 'as if he owned the place', court hears

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:40 PM 19,014 Views 0 Comments

Mary Lowry’s son was giving evidence at the Central Criminal Court today.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 1 April, 2019

Fingerprints in Bobby Ryan's van did not belong to accused, court hears
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Fingerprints in Bobby Ryan's van did not belong to accused, court hears

Apr 1st 2019, 3:22 PM 18,404 Views 0 Comments

Ryan went missing in 2011 and his body was found 22 months later.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 22 March, 2019

Quirke told Tusla that Mary Lowry was fixated on new relationship, trial hears
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Quirke told Tusla that Mary Lowry was fixated on new relationship, trial hears

Updated Mar 22nd 2019, 5:35 PM 27,214 Views 0 Comments

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

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Google search for 'body decomposition' carried out on computer found in Patrick Quirke home, trial hears
# Patrick Quirke
# Patrick Quirke

Google search for 'body decomposition' carried out on computer found in Patrick Quirke home, trial hears

Mar 21st 2019, 9:40 PM 19,594 Views 0 Comments

Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 15 March, 2019

Judge in Tipperary murder trial says it's 'being discussed by just about everyone in the country at this point'
# Patrick Quirke
# Patrick Quirke

Judge in Tipperary murder trial says it's 'being discussed by just about everyone in the country at this point'

Mar 15th 2019, 1:39 PM 20,685 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice Eileen Creedon discharged the jury until next Wednesday this afternoon.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'What the guards will know': Expert tells court of indentations found on page in Patrick Quirke home
# Handwriting Expert
# Handwriting Expert

'What the guards will know': Expert tells court of indentations found on page in Patrick Quirke home

Updated Mar 13th 2019, 6:09 PM 26,237 Views 0 Comments

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 - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Handwritten note about DJ Bobby Ryan's disappearance found in murder accused's house
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Handwritten note about DJ Bobby Ryan's disappearance found in murder accused's house

Mar 12th 2019, 5:36 PM 27,386 Views 0 Comments

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Patrick Quirke in April 2013.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Murder accused told farm hand of rumour that Polish people murdered DJ Bobby Ryan
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Murder accused told farm hand of rumour that Polish people murdered DJ Bobby Ryan

Mar 5th 2019, 2:55 PM 21,786 Views 0 Comments

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Pat Quirke in April 2013.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 25 February, 2019

Gardaí found evidence of blood stains at home of DJ Bobby Ryan's girlfriend, court hears
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Gardaí found evidence of blood stains at home of DJ Bobby Ryan's girlfriend, court hears

Feb 25th 2019, 4:49 PM 30,952 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke is currently on trial accused of the murder of Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 18 February, 2019

Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery

Feb 18th 2019, 6:15 PM 41,039 Views 0 Comments

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 15 February, 2019

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm
# Evidence
# Evidence

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm

Feb 15th 2019, 10:01 PM 19,556 Views 0 Comments

Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Murder accused told gardaí woman had a 'couldn't-care-less attitude about boyfriend's disappearance'
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Murder accused told gardaí woman had a 'couldn't-care-less attitude about boyfriend's disappearance'

Feb 14th 2019, 5:10 PM 21,179 Views 0 Comments

The Central Criminal Court heard of interviews conducted by gardaí with Patrick Quirke this afternoon.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Wife of accused phoned gardaí when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found, courts hears
# Trial
# Trial

Wife of accused phoned gardaí when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found, courts hears

Feb 13th 2019, 9:20 PM 28,752 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 11 February, 2019

Gardaí searched lands where DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found but discovered nothing, court hears
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Gardaí searched lands where DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found but discovered nothing, court hears

Feb 11th 2019, 6:33 PM 20,281 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Witness 'almost certain' they saw 'Mr Moonlight' van on day it was found, court hears
# Patrick Quirke
# Patrick Quirke

Witness 'almost certain' they saw 'Mr Moonlight' van on day it was found, court hears

Feb 6th 2019, 5:40 PM 18,011 Views 0 Comments

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty Bobby Ryan’s murder.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Murder accused knew of tank where deceased man's body was found, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused knew of tank where deceased man's body was found, court hears

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 9:04 PM 32,437 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke is accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan on a date between 3 June 2011 and April 2013.

# mr-moonlight - Monday 4 February, 2019

Partner of man whose body was found in slurry pit was 'shaking and upset' on day he disappeared
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Partner of man whose body was found in slurry pit was 'shaking and upset' on day he disappeared

Updated Feb 4th 2019, 4:58 PM 37,899 Views 0 Comments

The man’s son told a jury he felt “straight away something wasn’t right”.

# mr-moonlight - Friday 1 February, 2019

Woman whose boyfriend was killed and dumped in slurry pit complained to gardaí over missing person posters
# Courts
# Courts

Woman whose boyfriend was killed and dumped in slurry pit complained to gardaí over missing person posters

Feb 1st 2019, 5:03 PM 49,774 Views 0 Comments

Mary Lowry has finished giving evidence after four days in the trial of Patrick Quirke.

# mr-moonlight - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Murder trial witness denies telling 'devious' lies and adding poison to her statements
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Murder trial witness denies telling 'devious' lies and adding poison to her statements

Jan 31st 2019, 2:39 PM 16,135 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan.

# mr-moonlight - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Witness in slurry pit murder trial claims her relationship with accused was a 'seedy affair'
# Courts
# Courts

Witness in slurry pit murder trial claims her relationship with accused was a 'seedy affair'

Jan 29th 2019, 6:26 PM 29,082 Views 0 Comments

Mary Lowry took the stand for the first time in the trial at the Central Criminal Court today.