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Elaine's accused may fight to get bail


 Graham Dwyer. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Graham Dwyer. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Graham Dwyer. Photo: Doug O'Connor

THE architect charged with the murder of Elaine O'Hara may take his bail battle to the Supreme Court.

Earlier this month, Graham Dwyer (41), of Foxrock, Dublin, was denied bail at the High Court.

He is accused of the murder of 37-year-old Ms O'Hara, whose remains were discovered in the Dublin mountains last month after she vanished last year.

Copies of the digital audio recording (DAR) of the original bail hearing were sought yesterday by Mr Dwyer's barrister, Garrett McCormack.

Previously, Supreme Court bail appeals were based on an agreed note of the initial bail hearing. But the DAR facilities now allow each side to have a transcript of the proceedings in the event of an appeal.

Married father-of-two Mr Dwyer has been remanded at Cloverhill Prison since being charged with the murder of the childcare worker.

Ms O'Hara, from Killiney, was last seen alive on the evening of August 22 last year near Shanganagh cemetery, south Dublin.

Her remains were found in undergrowth last September 13 on Killakee mountain.

The opening of an inquest into the case heard no cause of death has been established.

The hearing was also told that identification of Ms O'Hara's remains was carried out by forensic odontologist Dr Mary Clarke.

The inquest was adjourned until the outcome of criminal proceedings is known.