Tuesday 21 May 2019

Killer Patrick Quirke runs dairy empire from jail cell

Murderer Patrick Quirke. Picture: Collins
Murderer Patrick Quirke. Picture: Collins

Ralph Riegel

Killer Patrick Quirke has spent most of his time in prison outlining how his large dairy farm should be run in his absence.

Quirke, who was handed a life sentence for the murder of Tipperary quarry worker and part-time DJ Bobby Ryan (52), has adjusted well to prison life in his 12 days behind bars.

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Yet despite immediately signalling his intention to appeal his murder conviction, the majority of Quirke's time has been dominated by concerns over running his Tipperary dairy operation.

"Farming and his family seems to be his primary worry," one source revealed.

He has worked out detailed instructions for his family, including lists of what needs to be done on the dairy holding.

Irish Independent

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