The Supreme Court has rejected Tipperary farmer Patrick Quirke’s application for a retrial following his conviction for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.
The seven-judge court unanimously agreed to dismiss the appeal – and affirmed Quirke’s conviction.
Quirke is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder four years ago.
In March, the Supreme Court Ruled that a warrant to search his computer was unlawful.
Today, however, the Supreme Court judges unanimously dismissed his application for a retrial.
Mr Justice Peter Charleton told the court, leaving out reference to computers in a search warrant at the time was not deliberate and an ‘honest inadvertence’.
He said the Gardaí followed the law as it appeared at the time.
The application for a retrial submitted by Patrick Quirke’s lawyers was dismissed and his conviction for the murder of Bobby Ryan was affirmed.