The wreckage of the crashed Cessna on the Carlow-Wexford border. Photograph: Dwane Doran

Bryan Keane (69) and Paul Smith (58) died when Cessna crashed near Mount Leinster

Dunnes Stores closed the branch at Gorey Shopping Centre last Thursdayon foot of  a successful injunction, obtained at the High Court, to prevent the company from continuing to use a door that opened directly onto the centre’s carpark. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Branch closed on foot of injunction to prevent store continuing to use carpark door

Supt Connolly said gardaí were appealing for witnesses who may have been in the Steelstown Lane area near Rathcoole  before Mr Guerrine’s body was discovered. He said members of the public could contact  Clondalkin Garda station on 01 6667600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666111, or any Garda station.

Andrew Guerrine: Killers may have known there was no CCTV in Steelstown Lane

Marian Keyes:  she quickly and repeatedly apologised to outraged Twitter  followers, including MEP Luke Ming Flanagan from Roscommon, who  described her remark as “ignorant and thoughtless”. Photograph: Barry McCall

‘There is no call for that type of stuff,’ says local TD Michael Fitzmaurice

Paul Higgins (left) and Richard Lucey, who  have been civil partners for four  years and partners for 19 years, wear t-shirts displaying numbers for Yes voters on George’s Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Irish people have woken up in a kinder, more accepting Ireland

The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

Regret group believes vaccine causes long-term health problems in their daughters

The court heard that the boy does not cope well with residential units or with people “coming and going from his life” and cannot continue to be moved from placement to placement. Photograph: Getty Images

Only one out of 20 criminal charges against boy had ‘not occurred in the care system’

 Mount Anville School in South Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Secretary was public servant for purposes of the act Ms Justice Marie Baker finds

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foster allowance payment after the boy turns 18

Tusla to consider relaxing rule on cutting foster payment for boy in care after 18

Graham Dwyer’s legal team will submit the grounds of appeal - the points of law on which it is seeking reappraisal in the courts - in the coming weeks, after which the prosecution will file its response.

Appeal to centre on issues raised by lawyers during trial for Elaine O’Hara’s murder

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla (the Child and Family Agency), said the status of the unassessed files, or “referrals or pieces of information”, was unclear. “Not knowing is a failure and I regret that.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tulsa head says some social protection offices still operating with ‘pencil and paper’ systems

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland:  “We would hope that people will at least give consideration to what we say.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law Society takes public stance ahead of same-sex marriage referendum

The court heard that the man’s other children had also been taken into care due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Infant in state care since last year but father tells court ‘I know where he lives’

Mike Jennings, general secretary  of the Irish Federation of University Teachers: said the college was attempting to exploit students’ understandable anxiety in the pre-exam period in the most cynical way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute to continue strike action over pay dispute

The village of Clonroche in Co Wexford. A man and a woman have been found dead in a house in the area of suspected drug overdoses.

Bodies of man and woman found in upstairs bedroom of a house in Clonroche

Thomas Valliday, who had been an inmate at Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, escaped while at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. He was caught in Belfast on Monday evening.

Man (27) caught in Belfast three days after escape while visiting hospital in Dundonald

A motorcade made up of his friends and colleagues of Aidan Lynam from Down Syndrome Ireland escorts his coffin back to Dublin from Limerick. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tributes paid to father-of-three Aidan Lynam who died during charity fundraiser

A fifth of GPs are over 60, a third are over 55, and some posts vacant for 3 years or more

A man in his early 40s was killed in a road crash outside Kilkee in Co Clare on Sunday morning.

Man in his 40s dies after crash on the Kilrush Road (N67) on Sunday morning

At Dublin Circuit Family Court, a mother claimed the father was only seeking access to their children  to enhance his application on the local authority housing list and had not “pushed for it” in the past. File photograph: Getty Images

Judge tells estranged couple that psychologist’s report will be needed.

A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report has found  teachers working at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Education Committee had been paid for more than 1,000 working hours for which they were not timetabled, at a cost of €60,000. File photograph: Getty Images

VEC wrote to eight students seeking refund of payments but received no replies

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see if she has been sexually active, the Dublin District Family Court has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Judge says ‘distressing’ and ‘inappropriate’ to subject young teenager to internal exam

A woman told Judge Gearty her husband  had threatened to kill her via Facebook after she obtained a protection order against him. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Two women tell judge of violent behaviour and threats by their estranged husbands

 Mr Justice Paul Carney receives a congratulatory handshake from the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns,  at the Four Courts   on the occasion of  his retirement.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Leading expert in Irish criminal law was regarded as a steady hand on tiller of justice

Graham Dwyer has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara as the trial judge said “a dangerous man is out of the way”.Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer receives a life sentence for his ‘chilling and premeditated murder’

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says it has been a very traumatic day for the O’Hara family. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Family of Elaine O’Hara offered condolences by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

Mr Justice Tony Hunt found there was no blanket right to have a solicitor present during questioning. Photograph: Collins Courts

Case, which must be lodged in 21 days, may focus on phone records and questioning

The Fianna Fáil 1916 Easter Rising commemoration benefitted from our recent settled weather and sunshine on Sunday, where crowds are seen here following mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Temperatures to reach 15 degrees on Monday and could peak at 18 degrees on Thursday

Graham Dwyer (centre) leaving the Four Courts after a previous court hearing. File photograph: Collins

Judge sentences Graham Dwyer to life in jail, says be thankful a dangerous man is out of the way

Minister for Children James Reilly and USI president Laura Harmon at an event in Dublin on Monday to encourage students to register to vote in the Mariage Equality Referendum.

Same-sex couples can be assessed to adopt

 Dublin District Family Court: Judge Brendan Toale said while reading the girl’s text messages might seem “a minor issue”, it could undermine her placement in the unit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Judge says that teenage girl in residential care unit entitled to ‘a degree of privacy’

Dr Conor O’Mahony, a senior lecturer in Constitutional law and child law at University College Cork said “some judges are much quicker to make orders than others and some are potentially a bit too quick”. Image: screengrab via Youtube

Success rate for applications varies from 66 to 99 per cent in study of three counties

Graham Dwyer’s legal team is likely to focus on the procurement of telephone records and on questioning in custody. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Grounds for appeal, to be heard within the year, were laid throughout trial

The relationship between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara was unlike any relationship ever seen in an Irish court, and it revealed more about the two than either had ever told their loved ones.

The relationship between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara began in late 2007; its nature was largely revealed through more than 2,60(...)

Members of the Garda investigations team leaving court after a jury found Graham Dwyer guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judge said he agreed with guilty verdict ‘110 per cent’ and sentence will be on April 20th

Remy Farrell: Defence counsel  for Graham Dwyer

Graham Dwyer’s counsel tried to have case dismissed in closing days of murder trial

Graham Dwyer has remained in custody since he was arrested  on October 17th, 2013.

Dwyer charged with Elaine O’Hara’s murder and detained after initial day of questioning

 Elaine O’Hara: She had extremely low self-esteem, believed herself to be worthless and valueless, and was prone to self-harm.

Elaine O’Hara profile: Depression and personality disorder featured in troubled life

Jury had been deliberating for three days

 Graham Dwyer:    has pleaded not guilty to murdering Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judge orders that there should be no publication of juror names or details

Graham Dwyer:  Has pleaded not guilty to murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Judge emphasises gravity of undertaking: ‘It’s over to you. And I wish you well’

Mr Justice Tony Hunt: “Circumstantial evidence can of course prove things beyond reasonable doubt, but mathematical accuracy doesn’t come into it.” Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice Tony Hunt tells jury of several issues requiring attention in further detail

Graham Dwyer (42) has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012.

Jury members sent home for night and to resume working towards verdict at 11am

Elaine O’Hara’s brother John O’Hara, her father Frank O’Hara and his partner, Sheila Hawkins, at Dublin Central Criminal Court on Tuesday.

‘Suicidal thoughts were there, and there very close to the end,’ says Mr Justice Tony Hunt

Graham Dwyer is accused of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara on August 22nd, 2012. Photograph: PA

Judge says proof of having unusual fantasies does not constitute a crime, and that the jury has one question to consider: whethe(...)

Graham Dwyer: Mr Justice Hunt said the jury  should consider all of the evidence, guard against distorting facts to fit the proposition and be satisfied no explanation other than guilt was compatible with the circumstances. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jury told to make an ‘antiseptic decision’ on murder accused by Mr Justice Tony Hunt

Defence counsel Remy Farrell: told jurors in the trial of Graham Dwyer that they must first decide if Elaine O’Hara was murdered at all. Photograph: Courtpix

‘Not a screed of evidence’ about cause of death, says defence in closing statement

File photograph of Graham Dwyer. Prosecution SC in Mr Dwyer’s trial, Seán Guerin, said during his closing statement that he would show that Mr Dwyer intended to murder Elaine O’Hara. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Séan Guerin SC to complete closing statement at Central Criminal Court

Prosecutor Seán Guerin, who told the jury in the Graham Dwyer trial that two mobile phones used to send text messages to Elaine O’Hara mirrored the life of Mr Dwyer and were “stuck to him like a shadow”. Photograph: Collins

Graham Dwyer a sadist who hid wickedness behind mask of pity, says prosecutor

Mary Crosbie at the  Central Criminal Court yesterday after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sheep farmers could not recall dead sheep in April 2011 when asked by gardaí

Graham Dwyer, a 42-year-old architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prosecution case ends after 37 days, 194 witnesses and more than 320 exhibits

Some of the women in video clips found on Graham Dwyer’s hard drive were “professional”, a jury has been told at the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

Counsel questions detective about garda leaks to media during architect’s time in custody

An address book owned by Elaine O’Hara contained an 083 phone number under the name ‘Graham’, a jury at the Central Criminal Court has heard

Court told Dwyer’s 087 phone had images of women being stabbed, strangled and killed

Det Sgt Peter Woods after giving evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘I’m confident I didn’t kill anybody,’ Dwyer said in interview at Blackrock Garda station

Court told video showed plastic bag being placed over Elaine O’Hara’s head.

Garda tells of footage found on an external hard drive seized from Dwyer’s home

Graham Dwyer,  who was asked about two images  of a girl (17)  immobilised, stabbed and killed on a bed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Link to email address of Elaine O’Hara also found on work phone

On Wednesday, Seán Guerin SC, prosecuting, took crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd (above) through text messages between two mobile phones, known as the master and slave phones, recovered from the Vartry reservoir in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Court Collins

Master phone to slave phone: ‘If anything happens to you, who knows about me?’

Seán Guerin SC, for the prosecution, took crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd through the text messages. Photograph: Collins

‘You have a big punishment coming up, knife in the guts’

More than 2,600 text messages were sourced from Elaine O’Hara’s iPhone and from an 083 number allegedly used by Graham Dwyer.

Trial hears text read: ‘I will give you a baby in return for play with fake knife’

Crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd at Dublin Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer yesterday. Photograph: Court Collins.

Text to Elaine O’Hara, ‘Lots of people have stabbed and got away with it, why not me?’

Graham Dwyer:  The prosecution alleges he killed Elaine O’Hara for his own sexual gratification. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Judge empties court and advises jury to ‘strip away emotions’ on viewing disturbing footage

A text message from Elaine O’Hara in which she allegedly tells Graham Dwyer: “I’m not into blood anymore,” was among more than 400 read to a jury at the Central Criminal Court

Text read to court from an 083 number says: ‘I got this phone just so it couldn’t be traced’

Graham Dwyer denies murdering Elaine O’Hara

Members of the public excluded from court due to graphic nature of video clips

Graham Dwyer (42), an architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, denies  murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012.

Court is cleared as jury hears detailed evidence of contents from computer files

The Central Criminal Court  heard Darci Day (above), from Maine, had communicated with Graham Dwyer over the internet in 2010 and 2011, though they never actually met.

‘Having been responsible for creating three lives, wasn’t I entitled to take just one?’

A judge in the trial of murder-accused Graham Dwyer has issued a warning to the public about tweeting matters from court discussed in the absence of the jury.

Judge warns public that next time ‘someone is going to spend time in jail for contempt’

Graham Dwyer trial has been told that a  phone  referred to as “master phone” and one of a pair recovered by gardaí from the Varty Reservoir, had been  topped up with credit from Jones’s Deli on Baggot St, opposite A & D Wejchert Architects, where Mr Dwyer worked.

Graham Dwyer’s work phone did not connect to any mast for four hours on same day

Darci Day who was in contact with Graham Dwyer: she said she knew he had an intimate relationship with Elaine O’Hara

“He wanted to have sex and then cut my throat until I lost consciousness,” jury told

Graham Dwyer: Darci Day said he told her he cut Ms O’Hara in the stomach. “I didn’t think he was actually serious about it. If I had any idea he was serious I would have done something about it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Darci Day says Dwyer said he cut O’Hara during sex and had fantasy about killing her

Darci Day who was in contact with Graham Dwyer: she said she knew he had an intimate relationship with Elaine O’Hara

“He wanted to have sex and then cut my throat until I lost consciousness,” jury told

Graham Dwyer: An 083 phone allegedly used by him often used the same  mast cells as his work phone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were 64 contacts between ‘master’ and ‘slave’ phones on day O’Hara disappeared

Sarah Skedd leaving Dublin Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph:  Court Collins

Elaine of Hara told friend she was pregnant by bisexual man but miscarried in early 2012

Darci Day gave evidence to the court via live television link from Maine in the US and said Graham  Dwyer told her he cut Elaine O’Hara in the stomach.

Court hears accused claimed Elaine O’Hara asked him to kill her

Graham Dwyer (left) and Elaine O’Hara

Graham Dwyer sent 847 text messages to alleged victim over two years

Telecoms engineer produces maps showing the particular coverage area for phone network “cells”, carried on phone masts  through which phone calls are made.

Toll records tracing movements of murder accused’s cars entered in evidence

A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Graham Dwyer that semen matching that of the accused was found on three parts of Elaine O’Hara’s mattress

Beanbag cover ‘stab or cut’ and blood matching that of Elaine O’Hara

Graham Dwyer (42), an architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering Elaine O’Hara (36), from Stepaside, Co Dublin, on August 22nd, 2012.

Dwyer spent Wednesdays at Roundwood flying club, Gemma Dwyer tells court

The murder trial of south Dublin architect Graham Dwyer has this morning heard evidence of a diary entry by Elaine O’Hara that said “the urge to cut is very great”.

Detective gives evidence outlining some of Ms O’Hara’s activity on BDSM website

Det Garda Brid Wallace leaving Dublin Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Court/Collins

Images of dead bodies found in folder entitled ‘Dead’ on computer

Witness Emer McShea at Dublin Central Criminal Court where she gave evidence at the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Court Collins.

Books on killing found on Elaine O’Hara’s laptop, court hears

Witness Mandy Wroblewski leaving Dublin Central Criminal Court after giving evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

The 083 phone had been purchased under the name ‘Garoon Caisholn’

Architect Graham Dwyer (42) has denied murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012

Court hears that ‘slave’ document and images of ‘mutilated bodies’ discovered

Det Sgt Andrew Browne leaving court after he gave evidence  in the trial of Graham Dwyer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara in August 2012. Photograph: Courtpix

Phone number attributed to ‘Graham’ and ‘David’ on O’Hara’s computer read to court

The trial of Graham Dwyer is to resume before a jury at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday.

Legal arguments to take place in absence of jury on both Monday and Tuesday

Witness Detective Garda Eimear Nevin leaving Dublin Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Clinical nurse was aware O’Hara ‘took part in strange sexual practices with strangers’

Graham Dwyer (42 - left), an architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36 - right), on August 22nd, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.

O’Hara was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and depression

Rosetta Callan, a witness in the trial of Graham Dwyer, said Elaine O’Hara told her about a man who was interested in bondage and who she was “pissed off” about. Photograph: Collins Courts

Trial told ‘Elaine just wanted to be loved; she wanted some attention’

Witness Robert Cullen Jones said he met Elaine O’Hara on  ‘a website for people who like being submissive and dominant’. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer trial: Case hears from six men about contacts through websites

Graham Dwyer is accused of the murder of Elaine O’Hara

Court hears details of attendance records at Dublin architect’s office on day of death

Graham Dwyer (42) of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock in Dublin 18, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara on 22 August 2012 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Buck Special 119 knife delivered day before gardaí believe Elaine O’Hara was killed

Graham Dwyer (42), a south Dublin architect, is charged with murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36). He has pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí believed delivery of internet-ordered knife was ‘hugely significant’

Items seized during a search of Mr Dwyer’s home  included documents from the District Court related to family law proceedings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Most people seen on apartment block CCTV ‘remain unidentified’, jury told

Graham Dwyer (42) of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock in Dublin 18, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara on 22 August 2012. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court hears footage from Elaine O’Hara’s apartment block shows ‘many’ unidentified people

The footage showed Graham Dwyer at the building between January and August 2012, the trial heard on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí filled eight log books with details of footage from 10 cameras, says detective

 Graham  Dwyer (42) is charged with murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36), on August 22nd, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Audi and Land Rover taken from outside home in Foxrock for technical examination

Witnesses (L-R) Garda Lorcan Byrne, Garda Enda Brodrick and Garda Jerry McGroarty of the Garda Water Unit, after giving evidence at the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Garda Water Unit found glasses during search of Vartry Reservoir

Anthropologist Laureen Buckley leaving the Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins

Blood stains and ‘puncture cuts’ found on mattress in deceased’s apartment

Remy Farrell SC, who is defending Dublin architect Graham Dwyer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara in August, 2012. Photograph: Collins Courts

Witnesses tell counsel of discoveries made at Elaine O’Hara’s home and where body was found

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