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Patrick Quirke's lawyers appear in Court on appeal preparations

Patrick Quirke's lawyers appear in Court on appeal preparations

Patrick Quirke's lawyers appeared before the Supreme Court today as they continue their preparations for a further appeal.

It has been three years since the Tipperary farmer was found guilty of murdering his love rival, a local DJ called Bobby โ€˜Mr Moonlightโ€™ Ryan.

Following his high-profile 71-day trial, Patrick Quirke was convicted back in 2019 of murdering the Bobby โ€˜Mr Moonlightโ€™ Ryan by a majority verdict of ten jurors to two.

All 52 of his grounds of appeal were rejected by the Court of Appeal in November but soon afterwards, his lawyers convinced the Supreme Court that there were matters of general public importance that warranted being heard before the highest court in the land.

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Bobby Ryan's family marked the eleventh anniversary of his death earlier this month, and today his killer's legal team appeared before the Supreme Court for the first time since they were given permission to bring a further appeal.

The issues for the court to consider relate to the validity of a search warrant used during the investigation into Bobby's murder and the DPP's discretion to call witnesses at trial, particularly expert witnesses.

The case will come back before the court next month.

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