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Sunday 22 October 2017

Graham Dwyer: Foxrock home, now a ghoulish attraction, has been broken into

Dwyer's former home in Foxrock
Dwyer's former home in Foxrock

Murderer Graham Dwyer's home in Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, has been broken into several times over the past few months.

The house is at the end of a tree-lined cul-de-sac in the affluent suburb where he lived when he murdered 36-year-old childcare worker Elaine O'Hara.

Dwyer's neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told the Herald that the property has become a macabre attraction.

There are regular visits from people keen to see the house Dwyer shared with his now estranged wife Gemma and their two young children.

Dwyer was arrested at the house on October 17, 2013 and has been in custody ever since. His family have long since moved away.

"The house is just lying there completely empty. It has been burgled a few times," the neighbour said.

"No one knows if it's kids messing or people looking to take things from the house as mementoes.

"Everyone in the area is in complete shock. It just goes to show you don't know what goes on in people's lives.

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"It has just gripped the whole community and people are now driving their cars up and down the street to get a look at the house.

"It's a very small street where most people know each other so it's very obvious when a random person is driving their car down just to have a look.

"It's just mad that people want to see where he lived."

When the news broke that Dwyer had been found guilty, other residents on the quiet street spoke of a man who always "kept to himself".

Others said they were glad the Corkman had been found guilty following a trial that gripped the nation for 46 days.

"I'm thrilled that nutcase is locked up," neighbour Eamonn O'Neill said.

"He really kept to himself. He was very quiet. Everyone was really shocked and surprised when they heard - really, really surprised."

Mr O'Neill has lived beside the Dwyers since they moved to the street in 2011 and said it was very hard to engage with the 42-year-old.

"He'd actually make an effort to go into the house rather than speak to you or say hello. That's the kind of guy he was," he said.

"You couldn't ask him about the football last night, for example. He wasn't that type. But there was no indication that there was something going on."

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