Tipp man due in court over alleged assault

44 year old Pat Quirke of Breanshamore is accused of assaulting Mary Lowry, causing her harm at Fawnagown, Tipperary Town in August of 2012.

The dairy farmer is also accused of burglary at Fawnagown and handling stolen goods at the same address on December 3, 2012.

The alleged victim Mary Lowry is the former partner of Bobby Ryan who had been missing for nearly two years – his body was subsequently found by the accused in a disused slurry tank at Fawnagowen in April of last year.

The case is due before Tipperary District Court later this morning.