Killer Graham Dwyer objects to bid to have him kicked off register for architects in Ireland

Published date08 September 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Dublin Live has learned that sadistic killer Dwyer, who turns 51 next week, has launched an appeal of a recent complaint that was made to the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) about him still being a registered architect in Ireland, despite being in prison. Dwyer was removed as a member of the RIAI in 2015 but remains registered with the body as an architect - even though he's serving a life sentence in the Midlands Prison for the infamous murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara

It's understood that the complaint has since been escalated - and that the RIAI's council recently met to discuss it - and has since been notified of Graham Dwyer's objection from prison. Dwyer is understood to be objecting to any effort to have him struck off the register - due to the fact that he is continuing to appeal his conviction in the Supreme Court.

The complaint is to be considered by the Professional Conduct Committee - which is now set to meet to discuss the matter. Sources say Dwyer might get his wish of the decision being halted until after his appeal - but it is also understood that many RIAI members want him struck off the register as soon as possible.

"There is a lot of discomfort over the fact that Dwyer remains registered as an architect even as a convicted murder serving a prison sentence," one source said. "This complaint was made and it is being taken seriously, but it has to go through the proper process, like all other complaints."

As Dublin Live previously reported, because he is in prison, the infamous killer also hasn't had to pay any fees - despite remaining registered with the RIAI. Asked for comment, an RIAI spokesman said that it could not - but stressed that the Professional Conduct Committee is independent. The only comment we would have is that we would like if the independence of the PCC could be referred to.

"The PCC is a statutory committee established under section 23 of the Building Control Act 2007 and is comprised of 12 members with a non-architect majority. 5 members are architects elected by registered architect and 7 are non-architects nominated by the Minister. The chairperson is a solicitor, barrister or former circuit or superior courts judge.

In a prior statement, the RIAI confirmed that Dwyer had been removed from the membership - but that he remains a registered architect. "The Articles of Association in place at the date of Mr Dwyer's conviction provided that a person convicted of a felony shall ipso facto cease to be...

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