A man jailed for life for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold his conviction.
Barry Doyle, 29, of Portland Row in Dublin is serving a life sentence for the fatal shooting of Mr Geoghegan in Limerick on 9 November 2008.
He was brought to Limerick by a gang to kill a rival criminal but instead, he shot dead Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity.
Doyle admitted the murder but then claimed gardaí induced the admissions from him.
In June 2015, the Appeal Court found Doyle knew what he was doing when he made the admissions and held that his trial was satisfactory and his conviction was safe.
He appealed that decision to the Supreme Court.
Today, in a majority decision, the seven judge Supreme Court dismissed the appeal.
Six of the seven judges rejected arguments that his conviction should be overturned on a number of grounds including that he was denied a right to have a solicitor present during a 15th garda interview.
Six of the seven judges held that while there is a Constitutional right to have access to legal advice, it was not required that Doyle have a solicitor present during the 15th interview with gardaí.
Six of the seven judges also held that the admissions made by Doyle were not made as a result of threats or inducement.