Man accused of Elaine O’Hara murder refused bail
Graham Dwyer (41) appears at Cloverhill Courthouse
Graham Dwyer being brought into Dún Laoghaire District Court last month where he was charged with the murder of Elaine O Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times
The man charged with the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara was refused bail at a High Court hearing today.
Graham Dwyer, originally from Cork but with an address at Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, Dublin 18, appeared at Cloverhill Court.
The State opposed bail during the hour-long hearing.
His father had offered an independent surety of €25,000. His barrister Garrett McCormack said he had agreed to reside at an address at Bandon.
Mr Justice Paul Butler at Cloverhill Courthouse refused bail.
The 41-year-old architect and father of two is charged with murdering Ms O’Hara (37) in Co Dublin on August 22nd, 2012.
Mr Dwyer was dressed in black and looked at family members present in court. He bowed his head as the judge said he was refusing bail .
Reporting restrictions were imposed under section 2A of the Bail Act 1997 (as inserted by Section 7 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007).
He was arrested last month following the discovery of her remains in the Dublin mountains in September, over a year after her disappearance.
Mr Dwyer has been held at Cloverhill Prison since he was charged on October 18th. That hearing was told that when cautioned by gardaí and asked if he had anything to say, Mr Dwyer had replied “I do; not guilty”. On October 25th he was further remanded in custody.
Ms O’Hara had been missing for more than a year before her decomposed remains were found in undergrowth by a woman walking her dog on September 13th on Killakee mountain, Rathfarnham.
A bag containing a number of items belonging to Ms O’Hara, as well as her mobile phone and keys, were discovered in a reservoir near Roundwood, Co Wicklow, at different times in the days before and after her body was found.