A French tourist has been airlifted to hospital after she suffered a fall on a cliff walk in Co Clare this afternoon.


Rowena Quinn was selling a house that Dwyer discussed with Elaine O'Hara.

More than one woman under Graham Dwyer’s dark spell

Elaine O’Hara was not the only ‘victim’ identified by Graham Dwyer during the course of his fantasies about a lethal combination of sex and violence.

The Sloan family at the inquest.

Pharmacist ‘didn’t know allergy jab was for a child’

A pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen adrenalin injector without prescription to the mother of a teenager who later died from an allergic reaction told an inquest the “dynamic” would have been different if he had known it was for her daughter.

Ian Bailey is 'a prisoner in our green and pleasant land', his counsel told the court in summing up yesterday.

Bailey ‘wants to clear name’

Ian Bailey’s case is about showing, “once and for all” that he had nothing to do with the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and is the victim of an ongoing conspiracy going on more than 18 years, his lawyer, Tom Creed SC, said in his closing address to the jury yesterday.


Murderer is now a ‘person of interest’ for unsolved cases

Graham Dwyer is expected to be investigated by gardaí in relation to a number of suspected murders and missing women cases, Garda sources said.

Edmund and Karen O'Mahony leave court yesterday where it was decided that their son Eoin is due a massive lump-sum payment for his future care needs.

Man with locked-in syndrome due multi-million payout

A man who suffers locked-in syndrome following an operation at Cork University Hospital is in line for a lump-sum payment running to millions of euro in a final settlement of his case after a judge yesterday found in his favour on his future care needs.


Handyman had €98k in bank but got €80k on dole

A dole cheat with €98,000 in the bank received €80,410 in social welfare payments as a result of concealing his savings from the State.


Graham Dwyer guilty

Even with a guilty verdict to tell him otherwise, Graham Dwyer refused to let go of the belief that he was in charge.

Signs of the times as pupils greet Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan at the North Presentation Primary School in Cork. She was welcomed to the school in 40 different languages.

Cork’s North Pres is a school of many welcomes

A sign of how one of Cork’s oldest communities has been welcoming the city’s newest arrivals was displayed to Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan yesterday.


‘Hot potato’ Callely: I am being punished twice

Former politician Ivor Callely has claimed he is “being punished twice” by not being considered suitable for early release from a sentence imposed over fraudulently claiming expenses, the High Court heard yesterday.


Pupils’ data will be discarded at 19, says minister

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan is changing plans to hold pupils’ personal data until their 30th birthday and will delete the information when they turn 19 instead.


Joan Burton refuses to increase rent allowance

Tánaiste Joan Burton has been accused of turning her back on people at risk of homelessness after saying she will not increase rent allowance for more than 71,000 poverty-threatened households.


Trial has had devastating and profound consequences for many people

The murder of Elaine O’Hara has had “profound and devastating consequences” for a number of people and will affect families for many years, the commander of the Garda investigation said yesterday.


Everyone is asking what kind of a person could do such a thing?

Graham Dwyer was an expert psychological manipulator, writes Dr Patrick Randall.


Killer faces mandatory life term

Graham Dwyer will next month be given a mandatory lifesentence, after being found guilty of murdering Elaine O’Hara.


Unravelling an almost-perfect murder

Cormac O’Keeffe catalogues the painstaking policing and investigative work, as well as the chance discoveries, that contributed to yesterdays’s conviction of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

Shanganagh Cemetery near Bray, Co Wicklow, where Elaine O'Hara was last seen alive.

Relentlessly exploited all the way to her death

Graham Dwyer saw his victim as nothing more than an object to fulfil a depraved fantasy, writes Michael Clifford.


Graham Dwyer: Murderer lived a darker double life

A lover of model planes. ’Fantastic’ knowledge of computers. A predilection for knives. What did we learn of Graham Dwyer? Noel Baker reports.

The development at Belarmine Plaza where Elaine O'Hara lived. One text message to her from Graham Dwyer read 'My urge to rape, stab, and kill is huge'.

A ‘sadistic and brutal pervert’

Text messages from Graham Dywer to Elaine O’ Hara reveal a deep-seated irrepressible desire for sexual gratification by stabbing, writes Noel Baker.

Elaine O'Hara

Elaine O’Hara: A lonely search for more than sex

Elaine O’Hara had a deep and disturbing interest in the world of submissive relationships, but her real-life interactions were sporadic and seldom lasted long, reports Noel Baker.


Elaine O’Hara: A troubled mind

ELAINE O’Hara’s life seemed to be that of a person desperately seeking affection and friendship, but which was blighted not just by her struggles with mental health but also the dark corners of the secret world in which she spent much of her time.


Quinn family cannot rely on alleged illegality by IBRC for case

The family of businessman Seán Quinn cannot rely on alleged illegality by the former Anglo Irish Bank as part of their case denying liability for €2.34bn in loans to Quinn Group-related companies, the Supreme Court ruled.


Fingleton fails to stop bank’s €5.7m High Court application

A former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive has failed to prevent a bank entering a High Court judgment against him for €5.74m.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Murdered near home in West Cork

Judge says jury have two key issues to decide in Bailey case

A verdict is expected on Monday in the long-running civil action for damages by Ian Bailey over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.


Man jailed in child sex case

A man who had sex with a 16-year-old girl he contacted on Facebook has been sentenced to three years in prison, with the final 12 months suspended.

The scene at Ballinspittle, Co Cork, where there was an explosion and fire at Cafe Diva.

VIDEO: Witnesses recall Cork gas explosion after 2 injured

Staff at a home and garden store in Co Cork yesterday recalled how the premises shook in the aftermath of an explosion that hospitalised two people at the café next door.

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Jill Meagher

Church official sorry for priest’s comments on Jill

An official in the Catholic Church in Australia has apologised after a priest said murdered Irishwoman Jill Meagher would have been “home in bed” the night she was killed had her religious faith been stronger.

The biggest city centre renewal project outside of Dublin is set to get under way in Limerick.

Limerick City site set for €100m revamp

The biggest 10-year real estate project in a city centre, outside of Dublin, was given the go-ahead in Limerick yesterday.