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Saturday 18 November 2017

Six months of CCTV footage to be viewed in Dwyer case

The Central Criminal Court has heard that there is six months of CCTV footage to be examined in the case of murder accused Graham Dwyer.

Mr Dwyer, a south Dublin architect, is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O'Hara (37) in Co Dublin on August 22, 2012.

Yesterday, Ronan Kennedy BL defending, made an application for a second junior counsel to be assigned to the case.

The court was told that the defence had one senior and one junior counsel assigned to the case.

Mr Dwyer of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock was present in court for the hearing.

The 41-year-old architect is in custody awaiting trial, which is scheduled to begin on January 19 next year, and is expected to last six weeks.

Mr Kennedy informed Mr Justice Paul Carney that there were 540 witness statements and 408 witnesses involved in the case.

The barrister said that the book of evidence comprises of seven volumes and there was six months of closed circuit television footage to be viewed in the case.

He told the court that there were 925 exhibits and five terabytes of data in computer evidence.

Mr Justice Carney said he would make the order for a second junior counsel for the defence.

"There is a very significant amount of work to be done which justifies another junior," said the judge.

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