Bouniols still hope for justice for daughter
The parents of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier have spoken of their frustration with the Irish justice system but said they have not given up hope that one day they will get justice for their daughter.
Georges and Marguerite Bouniol said they found the decision of the Supreme Court last year to allow the appeal of English journalist Ian Bailey against his extradition to France particularly disappointing after the High Court had ordered his extradition.
“We’ve been waiting so long and we’ve been used to seeing things progressing, so it was very frustrating for us when the Supreme Court made its decision last year – we had a lot of hope after the High Court decision but all of a sudden that was taken from us,” said Mrs Bouniol.
The Bouniols were speaking at Cork Airport following their arrival to attend a memorial Mass in Goleen on Sunday for their daughter, who was murdered at her holiday home near Toormore outside Schull in west Cork in December 1996.
Mrs Bouniol said that despite their frustration with the Irish justice system, they continued to have hope that one day they would get justice.