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#Patrick Quirke

# patrick-quirke - 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 9,519 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.

# patrick-quirke - 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 16,311 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - Friday 16 October, 2020

Patrick Quirke must wait 'some time' to find out if murder appeal is successful
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Patrick Quirke must wait 'some time' to find out if murder appeal is successful

Oct 16th 2020, 4:23 PM 14,818 Views 0 Comments

Quirke’s lawyers laid out about 50 grounds of appeal, arguing that he did not receive a fair trial.

# patrick-quirke - 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 11,684 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 11,965 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 22,510 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 18,500 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.

# patrick-quirke - 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 30,264 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Patrick Quirke lodges appeal against his murder conviction
# Love Rival Trial
# Love Rival Trial

Patrick Quirke lodges appeal against his murder conviction

May 21st 2019, 5:53 PM 13,768 Views 0 Comments

Quirke was convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan earlier this month.

# patrick-quirke - 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 24,943 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.

# patrick-quirke - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

The evidence that convinced the jury that Patrick Quirke murdered Bobby Ryan
# Love Rival Trial
# Love Rival Trial

The evidence that convinced the jury that Patrick Quirke murdered Bobby Ryan

May 1st 2019, 6:44 PM 60,242 Views 40 Comments

Quirke was found guilty by a ten to two majority jury verdict at the Central Criminal Court today.

Patrick Quirke found guilty of murder of Bobby Ryan in 'love rival' trial
# Courts
# Courts

Patrick Quirke found guilty of murder of Bobby Ryan in 'love rival' trial

Updated May 1st 2019, 4:08 PM 74,748 Views 0 Comments

The jury found the 50-year-old guilty following the longest murder trial in the history of the State.

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 35,612 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.

# patrick-quirke - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'Love rival' trial: Seven days of deliberation and no verdict
# Courts
# Courts

'Love rival' trial: Seven days of deliberation and no verdict

Updated Apr 30th 2019, 6:54 PM 30,636 Views 0 Comments

The six men and six women will continue considering their verdict tomorrow.

# patrick-quirke - 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 24,629 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 18,999 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 17,305 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow
# Jury Is Out
# Jury Is Out

Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:20 PM 11,482 Views 0 Comments

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

Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care

Apr 23rd 2019, 2:50 PM 15,758 Views 0 Comments

After almost two months of evidence, the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.

# patrick-quirke - 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 18,511 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 23,047 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 16,120 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 16,792 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 40,335 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - Friday 5 April, 2019

Garda made note saying 'Mary Lowry had his head melted', court told
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Garda made note saying 'Mary Lowry had his head melted', court told

Apr 5th 2019, 4:36 PM 25,426 Views 0 Comments

The garda made a note of it in his notebook but does not remember who said it.

# patrick-quirke - 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 14,185 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 19,007 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 18,398 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - Friday 29 March, 2019

Mary Lowry visited psychic in Nenagh after Bobby Ryan disappeared to 'see if that could help', court hears
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Mary Lowry visited psychic in Nenagh after Bobby Ryan disappeared to 'see if that could help', court hears

Mar 29th 2019, 7:58 PM 31,294 Views 0 Comments

Dr Michael Curtis told the court that pieces of concrete fell on Bobby Ryan’s body as Gardaí tried to recover it from the slurry tank.

# patrick-quirke - Thursday 28 March, 2019

A recording of Mary Lowry and her new partner found on computer in Quirke's home, court told
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

A recording of Mary Lowry and her new partner found on computer in Quirke's home, court told

Mar 28th 2019, 6:23 PM 31,417 Views 0 Comments

Flor Cantillon and Mary Lowry were in a relationship for around two years, after the disappearance of Bobby Ryan in 2011.

# patrick-quirke - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Bobby Ryan died from blunt force trauma to the head, court hears
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Bobby Ryan died from blunt force trauma to the head, court hears

Mar 27th 2019, 8:42 PM 17,946 Views 0 Comments

The court also heard that it is possible that Ryan’s body was placed rather than thrown into the tank where it was found.

# patrick-quirke - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'A downright lie': Patrick Quirke denies demanding money from Mary Lowry, court hears
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

'A downright lie': Patrick Quirke denies demanding money from Mary Lowry, court hears

Mar 26th 2019, 7:50 PM 16,160 Views 0 Comments

Quirke said Lowry did give him a €20,000 loan, but denied receiving a cheque for €50,000, a trial heard today.

# patrick-quirke - 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 27,209 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 19,586 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 20,681 Views 0 Comments

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

# patrick-quirke - 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 26,232 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.

# patrick-quirke - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Doctor gave Patrick Quirke anti-depressants after he claimed he was stressed over affair, court told
# Mr Moonlight Trial
# Mr Moonlight Trial

Doctor gave Patrick Quirke anti-depressants after he claimed he was stressed over affair, court told

Updated Mar 6th 2019, 9:20 PM 23,056 Views 0 Comments

A GP said Quirke was “upset” at Mary Lowry’s relationship with Bobby Ryan.

# patrick-quirke - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Patrick Quirke murder trial hears about hair clip taken from farm tank where Bobby Ryan's body was found
# Courts
# Courts

Patrick Quirke murder trial hears about hair clip taken from farm tank where Bobby Ryan's body was found

Feb 27th 2019, 7:41 PM 26,312 Views 0 Comments

Ryan was found almost two years after going missing.

# patrick-quirke - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'Love rival' trial: DNA expert found 'no evidence' of serious assault in Mary Lowry's home
# Courts
# Courts

'Love rival' trial: DNA expert found 'no evidence' of serious assault in Mary Lowry's home

Feb 26th 2019, 9:55 PM 16,670 Views 0 Comments

Lowry’s home was the last place Bobby Ryan was seen alive.

# patrick-quirke - 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 41,033 Views 0 Comments

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

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