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Supreme Court hears appeal for Graham Dwyer murder conviction

Lawyers for convicted murderer say his rights were breached when his mobile phone data was retained and used in his conviction for Elaine O’Hara’s murder

Graham Dwyer: the Cork-born architect’s work phone was used in his trial to demonstrate how it placed the device at specific places at particular times and dates. Picture: Collins Courts

Lawyers for Graham Dwyer have told the Supreme Court that his rights were breached through a system of “mass surveillance” involving the retention of mobile phone data, which was used to support his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in 2012.

Dwyer was convicted on March 27 2015 after a lengthy high-profile trial.

Data held in the Cork-born architect’s work phone was used in the trial to demonstrate how it placed the ...