Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan’s children have initiated legal action against the man who murdered their father.
Patrick Quirke from Breanshamore, Co Tipperary was convicted following the longest murder trial in the history of the State.
The prosecution claimed he killed him and dumped him in an underground tank in an attempt to rekindle an affair he had previously with the local DJ’s girlfriend.
On May 1st, a jury found the 50-year-old farmer guilty of murdering Mr Ryan by majority verdict.
At the time of his death, Mr Ryan was in a relationship with a woman called Mary Lowry – with whom Quirke had an affair with sometime beforehand.
Quirke lodged papers of appeal just weeks after his conviction, but a hearing date has yet to be set.
It now seems Mr Ryan’s adult children, Michelle and Robert Jnr, intend to sue their father’s killer.
Court records show legal action was initiated in the High Court yesterday.
Both are represented by Cashel-based solicitor Donal Ryan, but no other details are available as papers have yet to be filed.
The next step is for a notice of motion to be submitted.
That’s a set of documents which set out the nature of an application to the court, and is usually based on a sworn affidavit.
These documents are also provided to the other side.
Reporting by Frank Greaney