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Sunday 20 April 2014

No bail for Elaine O’Hara murder accused Graham Dwyer

Graham Dwyer, 41, appears at Dun Laoghaire District Court in Dublin charged with the murder of Elaine O'Hara
Graham Dwyer, 41, appears at Dun Laoghaire District Court in Dublin charged with the murder of Elaine O'Hara

A FATHER-of-two charged with the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara, whose remains were found in the Dublin mountains last month, has been denied High Court bail.

Graham Dwyer, an architect who is originally from Cork, but who has an address at address at Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, Dublin 18, is accused of the murder of Elaine O'Hara (37) in Co Dublin on August 22, 2012.

The accused, dressed in a black polo neck and trousers, appeared in custody before Cloverhill District Court this afternoon this afternoon.

Bail was opposed by the State.

Mr Dwyers' parents were in court and High Court Judge Mr Justice Paul Butler heard that his father had offered an independent surety of €25,000 and offered for Mr Dwyer to stay at an address in Bandon, Cork.

Mr Dwyer, who has been granted legal aid, also undertook not to contact State witnesses as part of his bail application.

Childcare worker Ms O’Hara (37), from Killiney, in Dublin, who also had a part-time job in a newsagents, was last seen at around 6.15pm on August 22, 2012 last year, near Shanganagh cemetery in south Dublin, where her mother is buried.

Her remains were found in undergrowth by a woman walking her dog on September 13 this year on Killakee mountain, Rathfarnham.

A bag containing several items belonging to her were found near Roundwood, Co Wicklow, at different times in the days before and after the discovery of her body.

Reporting restrictions were imposed on the hearing by High Court judge Mr Justice Paul Butler in accordance with section 2 of the 1997 Bail Act as amended by aection 7 of the Crimnal Justice Act 2007

Mr Dwyer has been remanded at Cloverhill Prison since he was formally charged last month.

Mr Dwyer, a married man, 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.

By Dearbhail McDonald

Legal Editor

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