Saturday 27 December 2014

Graham Dwyer refused bail at High Court

Accused of murder of Elaine O’Hara

Natasha Reid

Published 10/03/2014 | 15:25

Graham Dwyer

The man charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O’Hara has been refused bail by the High Court.

Graham Dwyer of (41) of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock is charged with the murder of Ms O’ Hara (37) in Co Dublin on August 22nd, 2012.

The architect is in custody awaiting trial, which is scheduled to begin at the Central Criminal Court on April 13th next year.

He is in custody since October and went to the High Court today to apply for bail, but the State objected.

His barrister, Remy Farrell SC, said it was unreasonable that his client would be in custody for about 20 months before his trial.

However Seán Guerin SC, for the State, said that the delay was not exceptional at this time. He noted that a person in custody for several months had his trial adjourned that morning due to a shortage of judges.

“He’ll have a trial within 19 months of his arrest,” he said. “If an earlier date becomes available, the prosecution is ready to proceed."

Mr Justice Paul Carney refused bail.

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