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Written by Nora Samworth   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:22
A West Tipperary man has been further remanded in custody after appearing in court today charged with the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.
Bobby Ryan went missing in June of 2011 - his remains were found at Fawnagown near Tipperary Town in April of 2013.
Pat Quirke of Breanshamore was brought before Thurles District Court today in connection with the death of the 52 year old truck driver and part-time DJ.
Mr Quirke is due to appear again before Tipperary District Court on Monday the 10th of April 2017
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:47


A showcase of businesses, clubs and societies operating in the Tipperary area begins this evening at the Canon Hayes Sports Centre in Tipperary town.

Known as Tipperary Town, Enterprise Town it is a two-day event being run by Bank of Ireland.

It begins this evening at 6pm and as many as 130 local enterprises clubs and societies will be on show.

Tonight’s event will also involve a business discussion panel which will be chaired by Marty Morrissey of RTE Sport and will include Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh and the proprietor of Dundrum House Hotel, Bernard Brogan.

Mick Ryan, the Manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team will also be at the event and the Liam McCarthy Cup will be on hand for photo opportunities.

This evening’s event will also see the launch of Circle of Friends’ Buy a Brick Campaign, while a fashion event will also take place.

The second day of the expo will take place tomorrow which will see sports master classes, a sports panel discussion and other events promoting the activities of Tipperary’s business, clubs and societies.

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Written by Joe Pryce   
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:55

A 49 year-old man has appeared in court today charged in connection with the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Evidence of the charge and caution of Pat Quirke, with an address a Breanshamore, Co Tipperary was given at Tipperary District Court just after 10.30 this morning.

Mr Quirke was remanded in custody to appear before Thurles District Court on March 28th.

Bobby Ryan, a father of two, was reported missing on June 3rd, 2011, nearly six years ago.  Despite intensive search efforts, it was not until April 30th, 2013 when his remains were found in a disused concrete tank at a farm in Fawnagown.

After submitting a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions, gardai in Tipperary town received instructions back from the DPP and yesterday they arrested Mr Quirke who has now been charged with the murder of Mr Ryan in and around the date of his disappearance, June 3rd, 2011.


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