We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Niall Carson/PA Wire

Jury at Elaine O'Hara murder trial warned that details will be difficult for the squeamish

The Killiney woman died on 22 August 2012.

Updated 1.16pm

A JURY HAS been sworn in at the trial of architect Graham Dwyer for the murder of Dublin woman Elaine O’Hara.

Dwyer, 42, who has an address in Foxrock, stands accused of the murder of Elaine O’Hara, a 36-year-old Killiney woman who died on 22 August 2012. He pleaded not guilty today.

O’Hara remained on the missing person’s list until September 2013 when a woman out walking her dog made the grim discovery at Kilakee in the Dublin mountains.

She was laid to rest in a private ceremony last March. She is survived by her father, sister and brothers.


In an unusual move, the jury members were warned about the case.

Mr Justice Carney told them: “This case will be difficult, particularly for anybody who is squeamish”.

He asked for anyone who was particularly squeamish to let him know.

The trial is expected to last six weeks.

Originally published at 7.00am. Additional reporting: Christine Bohan 

More: Architect Graham Dwyer, 41, charged with murder of Elaine O’Hara

Read: Elaine O’Hara laid to rest in private funeral 

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.