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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man arrested in connection with slurry tank murder of Bobby Ryan

The Ryan family at the removal of Bobbie Ryan in Cashel. Mr Ryan's body was found in a slurry pit at a farm near Bansha, Co. Tipperary. (Inset: Bobby Ryan)
The Ryan family at the removal of Bobbie Ryan in Cashel. Mr Ryan's body was found in a slurry pit at a farm near Bansha, Co. Tipperary. (Inset: Bobby Ryan)
Bobby Ryan

Gardai have arrested a man in connection with the death of Bobby Ryan whose body was found in a slurry tank in 2013.

The man in his forties was arrested this morning and is currently detained at Tipperary Garda Station.

Mr Ryan (52) had been classified as a missing person for almost two years before the grim discovery on April 30, 2013.

The father-of-two, who used the stage name Mr Moonlight when he worked weekends as a DJ, had left his partner's house shortly after 6am on the morning he disappeared in June 2011.

His remains were found in a slurry tank two years ago by a farmer.

The daughter of Mr Ryan said recently she has promised not to rest until her father gets justice.

"Every night you replay the same ordeal in your head, I don’t know what kind of miracle I’m promising to perform, but I’m promising before I leave this planet that justice is going to be done for him," she said.

“Nobody deserves to be taken off the planet like that, and not have anyone around to say goodbye. His life was cut short. He loved life.

"Look at the torture this family are going through. Daddy wouldn't have harmed a mouse. There is no explanation anybody can hand me for this."

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