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Dwyer faces life behind bars for Elaine O’Hara murder

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Graham Dwyer is facing life behind bars for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. It took the jury 7 and a half hours to find the Foxrock architect guilty, after a 9 week trial with some of the most graphic and disturbing evidence ever to come before a court. There was a hushed silence as the jury returned to court this afternoon. Elaine O’Hara’s father Frank held the hand of his partner Sheila Hawkins, while his two children in the bench beside him stared ahead nervously. When the guilty verdict was read out, Mr Justice Tony Hunt told the ... Read More »

Gemma Dwyer releases statement on behalf of her family

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Gemma Dwyer and her immediate family have released a statement, saying their thoughts and condolences are with the O Hara family for the grief and pain they are suffering. They say that in the interest of protecting the interests of Gemma’s children, they will not be making any further comments now or in the future, on the case. They’ve asked that the media and members of the public respect their privacy at this time.   Read More »

Dwyer issues statement

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Graham Dwyer has released a statement, thanking his legal team for their work and dedication since 2013. He’s also thanked his family, friends and colleagues for their ‘continued, unwavering support throughout this period’. The statement, released through his solicitor, asks that the media respect the privacy of his family Dwyer also says there will be no ‘further comment’ by his family or himself ‘concerning this case whatsoever’.   Read More »

Elaine O’Hara family say they’re relieved justice has been done

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Elaine O Hara’s family say they’re relieved that justice has been served for Elaine after Graham Dwyer was found guilty of her murder. They say they still suffer her loss and miss her greatly. The family has thanked An Garda Siochana for their  sensitive and exemplary investigation. They go on to say that the last 2 and half years have been difficult and traumatic  and they re appealing for privacy, as they attempt to move on from this  distressing and heartbreaking period. Read More »

Graham Dwyer to be sentenced on April 20th

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Graham Dwyer has been convicted of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. The architect stared ahead as the verdict was read out while members of the O’Hara family embraced. Mr Justice Tony Hunt told the jury he agreed one hundred and ten percent with the verdict finding Graham Dwyer guilty of murder. It took just over 7 and a half hours of deliberations to reach this point..the court room fell into hushed silence as the jury returned. Graham dwyer gave no visible reaction, members of Elaine O’Hara’s family embraced. The evidence was that the pair were in an on ... Read More »

** BREAKING** Graham Dwyer convicted of the murder of Elaine O’ Hara

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Graham Dwyer has been convicted of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. The architect stared ahead as the verdict was read out while members of the O’Hara family embraced. Mr Justice Tony Hunt told the jury he agreed one hundred and ten percent with the verdict. He said in his view suicide wasn’t there. The evidence was that Graham Dwyer was in an on and off BDSM relationship with Elaine O’Hara since 2008 and that he stabbed her to death at Killakee to fulfil a deep seated sexual desire. He’ll now be sentenced to life for murder Read More »

High profile politicians said to be seeking Sligo Leitrim FF nomination

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There appears to be significant interest among Fianna Fail members in putting their name forward for selection in the Sligo Leitrim constituency to run in the General Election. Ocean Fm has learned that as many nine candidates could be putting their name forward. Former TD John Ellis is among the names being speculated today that may be putting his name in the mix to seek a nomination for Fianna Fail for the reconfigured constituency of Sligo Leitrim which now takes in parts of west Cavan and south Donegal as well. John Ellis first became a TD in the then Sligo ... Read More »

North West seafood enterprises to benefit from major development programme

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The seafood sector in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim are set to benefit from a significant development programme announced today. The Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has announced plans for a new 241 million euro programme for the seafood sector up to 2020. The new Programme, which is subject to adoption by the European Commission, will be co-funded by the EU through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Simon Coveney says the seafood sector is worth around 850 million euro annually to the economy, with the potential to grow – to 1 billion – by 2020. The investment package will provide capital ... Read More »

Concern that staff and patient safety is being compromised at Manorhamilton hospital

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An Independent Councillor in North Leitrim has expressed concern that staff and patient safety at Our Lady’s Hospital in Manorhamilton is being compromised due to a shortage of auxiliary staff. Councillor Felim Gurn, who sits on the Regional Helath Forum West, intends to raise the issue at it’s next meeting. Speaking on Ocean FM Councillor Gurn said that medical nursing facilities at the hospital’s day care centre have been greatly reduced, with no nurse available on Fridays. He adds that the situation has been made worse by the fact that 14 members of auxiliary staff have been off sick for ... Read More »