| 9.9°C Dublin

The Indo Daily: The Graham Dwyer appeal - could Elaine O'Hara's killer walk free?

Close

The prosecution outlined how text messages sent from Graham Dwyer's 'burner phone' showed that he intended to harm Elaine O'Hara. Photo: Gary Ashe

The prosecution outlined how text messages sent from Graham Dwyer's 'burner phone' showed that he intended to harm Elaine O'Hara. Photo: Gary Ashe

The prosecution outlined how text messages sent from Graham Dwyer's 'burner phone' showed that he intended to harm Elaine O'Hara. Photo: Gary Ashe

For the last two days, Graham Dwyer's appeal against his 2015 conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara, was heard in Dublin's Appeal Court.

She was just 36 when she disappeared in August 2012 and her body was only discovered in a forest in the Dublin Mountains some 13 months later.

The Indo Daily: The Graham Dwyer appeal - could Elaine O'Hara's killer walk free?

Listen on Apple
Podcasts Listen on
Spotify

An extensive Garda investigation eventually led them to Dwyer, who was revealed to have been in a secret and abusive sadomasochistic relationship with Ms O'Hara prior to her disappearance.

But Dwyer is appealing his conviction on a number of grounds including the retention and accessing of data relating to his work mobile phone.

His lawyers say this data was used to link him to other phones and to messages sent to Ms O'Hara. Dwyer wants a retrial.

Irish Independent's Legal Editor, Shane Phelan, was in court for the two-day appeal, and joins presenter Fionnán Sheahan to explain what happened and where it might lead to for Dwyer.


Most Watched





Privacy