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O'Hara murder trial set to start as jury selected

THE trial of architect Graham Dwyer, who is charged with the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara, was due to get under way today.

Jury selection began this morning at the Central Criminal Court.

The trial is expected to last around six weeks.

Dwyer (42) is accused of killing Ms O'Hara (37), whose body was found in undergrowth in the foothills of the Dublin mountains in September 2013, more than a year after she disappeared.


Dwyer, a father-of-two of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, is charged with her murder at an unknown location in Dublin on August 22, 2012.

Ms O'Hara disappeared on that date after leaving her home in Belarmine Plaza, Stepaside.

She was later seen at a railway footbridge at Shankill, near Shanganagh cemetery where her mother is buried.

The partial remains of Ms O'Hara's body were uncovered by a dog on a walk with its owner in Killakee, near Rathfarnham, in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains on September 13, 2013.

Some of her belongings were recovered in Roundwood, Co Wicklow.

The opening in November 2013 of an inquest heard that no cause of death had been established and the inquest was adjourned until the conclusion of criminal proceedings.