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13 Aug 2022

Jury in Tipperary murder trial to travel to alleged crime scene

Bobby Ryan case told visit would be of benefit

Jury to travel to Tipperary alleged crime scene

Central Criminal Court

A jury will travel to Tipperary to see the farm where a man was allegedly murdered more than five years ago.

Justice Eileen Creedon told the six men and six women that the prosecution and defence in the trial of Patrick Quirke (50) believe that visiting the scene would be of benefit.

She told them they will be taken from the Criminal Courts of Justice building in Dublin to Tipperary by coach next Friday, January 25.

Mr Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan in Tipperary on a date between June 3, 2011 and April 13, 2013.

Justice Creedon further told the jury that a legal matter must be dealt with in their absence and asked them to return to the Central Criminal Court on Friday for the opening of the trial.

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