A SOUTH Dublin architect accused of the murder of Elaine O'Hara will apply for bail within the next two weeks.
Foxrock dad-of-two Graham Dwyer (41) was charged last Friday with the killing of the childcare worker.
When asked if he had anything to say, a court had heard that Dwyer replied: "I do – not guilty."
Mr Dwyer, from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is married and is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. He is a director of the A&D Wejchert & Partners firm on Baggot Street.
The skeletal remains of Ms O'Hara (36) were discovered in woodland at Kilakee outside Rathfarnham on September 13.
She had been reported missing by her family on August 22 last year.
The accused appeared in custody before Cloverhill District Court yesterday morning – and has been further remanded in custody for four weeks.
Mr Dwyer was wearing the same black jumper and black jeans he wore last Friday, and he did not address the court during the brief hearing yesterday.
Defence solicitor Jonathan Dunphy said there was consent to a four-week remand. Mr Dwyer must apply to the High Court for bail and Mr Dunphy said he hoped his client would be in a position to apply for bail within the next two weeks.
Judge Grainne Malone further remanded Dwyer in custody to appear via videolink before Cloverhill court on November 20.
An application for free legal aid was further adjourned as Judge Malone said she wished to consider the matter. Mr Dunphy said gardai had no objection to legal aid.
Mr Dunphy also requested a copy of the custody record and a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused. Judge Malone said Mr Dunphy could write to gardai requesting the custody record and he did not need an order from her to do so.
In relation to the interview tapes, state solicitor Karen Wilson said she believed the application was premature at this stage and Judge Malone agreed.