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Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Why is Graham Dwyer in the news again? Dwyer was jailed for life in 2015 after being convicted of the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2012. Mobile phone m(...)

Garda members and legal sources said the Supreme Court would now make a ruling on the Dwyer case, factoring in the European Court of Justice ruling. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The investigation of crime in the State “will have to reinvent” itself in some ways in light of the Graham Dwyer ruling by the European Court of Justi(...)

In 2015, Graham Dwyer was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government may be disappointed with the decision of the European Court of Justice on data access, but it cannot be surprised by it. In upholding t(...)

Mobile phone metadata retained by service providers and accessed by gardaí, was an important part of the prosecution case against Dwyer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Graham Dwyer’s European court victory has potentially huge consequences for the investigation and prosecution of serious crime here and across Europe (...)

Mobile phone data was used prominently by the prosecution in Dwyer’s trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has won a significant victory at Europe’s top court in his challenge concerning the mobile phone metadata evidence us(...)

Tom  Niland is on life support in hospital after being badly beaten by  three gang members during a burglary  at his home in Skreen, Co Sligo on January 18th

The Garda inquiry into a vicious assault on a 73-year-old man during a burglary in Co Sligo last month is not being frustrated by an unrelated legal c(...)

In towns and cities across Ireland, includign Belfast (above), crowds gathered at vigils to honour Ashling Murphy and to demand a society in which a woman can go for a run without any fear. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Inexplicable. Rare. Isolated. Out of nowhere. The murder of Ashling Murphy has been called all of these things. It’s perhaps not surprising, in respon(...)

O’Dell expects the Supreme Court will have to uphold the High Court decision in favour of Dwyer and strike down the 2011 law. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Why is Graham Dwyer’s name in the news again? Dwyer is serving a life sentence since 2015 after being convicted of the murder of childcare worker Elai(...)

Graham Dwyer leaving the Four Courts after his bail application was refused following a Supreme Court hearing, 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s failure to reform its data retention laws is the reason why it is “even possible” that Graham Dwyer could overturn his murder conviction, (...)

Mobile phone data played an important role in securing Graham Dwyer’s conviction in 2015 for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in August 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senior gardaí remain sceptical that Graham Dwyer will be successful in having his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara set asid(...)

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