Graham Dwyer looked down and seemed to wince as the court was told Elaine was ‘emotionally immature and very trusting of anyone who showed her kindness’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“We can hear her voice in the texts, just wanting to be loved.” The line in Frank O’Hara’s victim impact statement, relating to the texts exchanged be(...)

 Jooda Akanbi at Dublin Central Ciminal Court. Mr Akanbi told gardaí: “I used my hand to hit the baseball bat and the baseball bat he was holding hit him in the head.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man on trial charged with murdering another man with a baseball bat told gardai that the alleged victim’s head injury was caused by the baseball bat(...)

Judge Tony Hunt in the High Court said Cloverhill Prison (above) should take steps to cater for David  Warwick’s medical needs. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A wheelchair-bound man who was due to present himself at a Dublin Garda station to be extradited to the UK was not feeling well and went back to bed, (...)

Website of Galway’s  Forster Court Hotel.

Bank of Scotland on Wednesday asked Mr Justice Tony Hunt in the High Court to appoint a receiver over the contents, fixtures and fittings of Galway’s (...)

If newsworthiness is that hard to define quality that makes a story worth telling, what was it about Elaine O’Hara that deemed her so much less newsworthy than other Irish women who have disappeared?

In the end, there was little relief at the guilty verdict in the trial of Graham Dwyer – whatever relief there might have been was reserved for the co(...)

The Courts of Criminal Justice where the trial was held. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer’s sentencing has been postponed for four weeks but the only term open to Mr Justice Tony Hunt to impose on him is that of life. W(...)

 Graham Dwyer in 2013: roused by  prison officers after the guilty verdict he rose and scuttled out at a speed not seen in him before, leaving his father and sister desolate. Photograph: Collins Courts

For a few moments, in mid-afternoon, it seemed like just another confused question from a confused jury.The seven men and five women had already been (...)

Remy Farrell: Defence counsel  for Graham Dwyer

Behind the scenes of the Graham Dwyer trial there were several attempts to exclude evidence from going to the jury. The defence sought to have the cas(...)

An explanation of the ingredients of murder, given to the jury in the trial of Graham Dwyer at the Central Criminal Court, was the final advice that h(...)

Graham Dwyer: Has pleaded not guilty to murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012

The jury in the trial of Graham Dwyer has been sent home for the day without a verdict being reached. Deliberations will resume on Friday at 11.30am.M(...)

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