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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 30 March, 2015

Yesterday’s News

Woman who attached ‘unhealthy relationship’ to Graham Dwyer trial was banned from court

It is believed that Graham Dwyer has received many letters from women in his 18 months at Cloverhill Prison.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

Keep me a seat: People tell us why they sat through 45 days of Graham Dwyer trial

Every day crowds of people queued outside the court in order to get a seat, but why? We asked people who attended “from day one”.

“A case like no other”: 197 witnesses, 320 exhibits, 45 days

Nothing was left unsaid – or unshown – at the Graham Dwyer trial for the murder of Elaine O’Hara

Graham Dwyer was looking forward to a steak dinner upon his release

The moment a man so certain of freedom on Thursday has had the door slammed on his previous middle-class life.

Friday 27 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer: Secrets shrouded in the busy life of a father, husband and architect

We got glimpses into the man’s character and interests – both known and hidden.

The grimmest of timelines: From texts and threats to the trapping of a brutal killer

The trial of Graham Dwyer took place over two months – but his web of horror began back in 2008.

Before finding Dwyer guilty, the jury asked judge to list ‘ingredients for murder’

It was the last question the jury asked of the judge before giving its verdict.

‘Fantasies from a particularly sick mind’: The judge’s opinion of Graham Dwyer

“Obnoxious”. “Lies”. “Disturbing”. “Grotesque”. Mr Justice Tony Hunt pulled no punches on his view on Dwyer’s behaviour.

Graham Dwyer found GUILTY of the murder of Elaine O’Hara

The trial took more than two months but the jury has reached a verdict.

Thursday 26 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer jury finish second day of deliberations

The jury asked to see a number of exhibits today as they resumed deliberations.

Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer judge has ‘nasty surprise’ for jury and stops clock on deliberations

The jury were called back in today as the judge said he wanted to clarify some issues.

Jury in Graham Dwyer trial asks for large maps and details of mobile phone contact

The jury will continue its deliberations today.

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Jury in Graham Dwyer trial begin deliberating verdict

The judge said earlier that if there is a reasonable possibility of suicide then they must acquit.

Monday 23 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer judge: ‘If you’ve reasonable doubt about the attribution of the phones, I think it ends there’

The jury of five women and seven men will soon have to deliberate on a verdict.

Graham Dwyer judge: ‘You can’t convict a man of murder and have any lingering doubts’

The jury heard closing arguments from the prosecution and defence last week.

Saturday 21 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer ‘a middle-class professional with dark secrets,’ court told

The judge will charge the jury on Monday.

Friday 20 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer was a “sadistic, brutal pervert with nothing on his mind other than murder”, jury told

The jury are expected to retire and make their deliberations next week.

‘You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer’, jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

Thursday 19 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer was ‘wickedness hiding behind a mask of pity’, jury told

Sean Guerin Senior Counsel for the prosecution spoke for just under three hours this afternoon.

BBC to make film about child sex abuse survivors following Savile revelations

The documentary will give a voice to those affected by child sexual abuse over the last 50 years.

Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford

The car crashed in to the entrance yesterday evening.

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer defence wraps up in just under 30 minutes

The defence called three witnesses this morning.

Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Enda in the US, and archbishop charged with concealing child abuse…

The first ‘poo bus’ was unveiled to the public in the UK today Bog Bus This post contains a poll

The first ‘poo bus’ was unveiled to the public in the UK today

The bus is powered on waste from more than 32,000 households.

President Obama got quite a few gifts from Ireland today

He was presented with some very special books today by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick’s Day? Loophole This post contains a poll

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick’s Day?

Are you currently sitting in a sea of sweet wrappers?

Monday 16 March, 2015

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says THAT tweet was about starting an open debate

Former Fine Gael senator was trending on Twitter yesterday.

From Business ETC Tesco is still Ireland’s supermarket top dog, but Supervalu is hot on its heels Supermarket Wars

Thursday 12 March, 2015

India refuses to lift ban on BBC gangrape documentary

The Delhi High Court will hear the case on 18 March.

‘Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff – that will end’

Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.

‘Plans to house homeless in O’Devaney Gardens won’t go down well with residents’

The block of flats, was earmarked for redevelopment under a public-private partnership.

Monday 9 March, 2015

From Business ETC New home building across Ireland has pulled into the slow lane Bricks-and-mortar

New home building across Ireland has pulled into the slow lane

But land values are predicted to rise, which could mean more property eventually on the market.

Sunday 8 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Prison officers injured, the search for MH370 and a win for Ireland…

Two prison officers injured at Midlands Prison

One officer needs 14 stitches.

Two men arrested in connection with assault on Irishman in Liverpool UK

Two men arrested in connection with assault on Irishman in Liverpool

It is believed the man is in a critical condition.


‘Government has an open mind about the sale of Aer Lingus’ – Simon Harris

Harris said the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is pushing for finality on the issue in the coming weeks.

Roll back by Trump on Doonbeg resort works welcomed by conservationists

The council were angered last year when rock armour was moved on to the site without first getting permission.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

Irish float returns to Sydney’s Mardi Gras with Panti Bliss at the helm

It’s been ten years since the last Irish float took part in the parade.

Five members of this Galway family lived to see 100 and it’s got them a Guinness World Record

Joe, Charles, Pat, James and Madge all have 504 years of life between them.

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