The jury in the trial of a farmer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a 52-year-old man in Co Tipperary has been told it will visit the location of the alleged incident during the trial.

The trial of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke, of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, was due to get under way today at the Central Criminal Court.

However, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon asked the jury to return on Friday when it is expected the trial will begin.

She also told the jury the incident at the centre of this trial was alleged to have occurred in Co Tipperary and "it has been indicated that it would be of great benefit to visit the location".

She told the jury it would be taken by coach to the location next week.

Mr Quirke denies the murder of Bobby Ryan at an unknown location on a date between 3 June 2011 and 13 April 2013.

Mr Ryan's body was found on a farm at Fawnagown.

The trial is expected to last eight weeks.