Supreme Court Judgement Expected Today On Appeal Made By Patrick Quirke


A judgement is expected to be delivered today by the Supreme Court on the appeal by Tipperary man Patrick Quirke against his conviction for the murder in 2011 of Bobby Ryan. Mr Quirke from Breanshamore, Tipperary is currently serving a life sentence imposed after a lengthy trial in 2019. He had denied any involvement in the murder. The Court of Appeal previously rejected an appeal against the conviction on a wide range of issues. The Supreme court heard the latest appeal as it found that there were two matters of public importance – the validity of a warrant used to search Mr Quirke’s home and the discretion of the Director of Public Prosecutions to call witnesses at trial. Mr Ryan’s remains were found almost two years after he was reported missing in June 2011. Garda were alerted after Mr Quirke found Mr Ryan’s remains in a disused underground tank on farmland that Mr Quirke had leased near Tipperary town.