Joe Heffernan of Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced to life for murdering a 21-year-old student after unsuccessfully claiming diminished responsibility. Photograph by Eamon Ward

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Joe Heffernan, Cappah Beg, Barefield, Co Clare who was jailed for life for the murder of Eoin Ryan. Eamon Ward.

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