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Court Of Appeal Rejects Murder Appeal By Patrick Quirke.

The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Tipperary farmer Mr Patrick Quirke, against his 2019 conviction in relation to the murder of Mr Bobby Ryan, a lorry driver and DJ known as “Mr Moonlight”.

Mr Quirke is presently serving a life sentence, following a 15-week trial back in 2019, during which he had denied any involvement in Mr Ryan’s murder.

The trial had heard that he murdered his love rival Mr Ryan, in an effort to rekindle an affair with farm owner Mrs Mary Lowry.

Mr Ryan’s remains were found some two years later in 2013, after he went missing June in 2011; located in a disused underground run-off, slurry tank on Mrs Lowry’s farm.

The prosecution maintained that Mr Quirke had staged the discovery of Mr Ryan’s body, as he was about to give up his lease on the farm, fearing he would be found out.

Mr Quirke watched the proceedings by video link from Portlaoise Prison.

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