Retired garda John Paul Culligan is giving evidence in the continuing action by Ian Bailey (above) against the Garda Commissioner and State, who deny his claims, including of wrongful arrest and conspiracy, arising from the conduct of the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Retired garda giving evidence in Bailey’s action against Garda chief and State

Retired Detective Garda Denis Harrington, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

Retired Detective Denis Harrington said there was enough evidence to warrant arrest

 Retired detective garda Denis Harrington leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey.  Photograph: Courts Collins

State’s first witness, a retired detective, said marks looked like ‘briar cuts’

David Gunning, the former chief executive of Coillte, is entitled to performance-related bonus payments totalling €299,000, the President of the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Courts Collins

High Court finds David Gunning was entitled to payments, plus interest and legal costs

Ian Bailey outside the Four Courts where the High Court is hearing his action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Frank Buttimer gave letter of ‘comfort’ to Marie Farrell who said ‘untrue things’

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Collins Courts

James Hamilton says he decided against prosecution for killing Toscan du Plantier

Patricia Quinn, wife of businessman Seán Quinn. Photograph: Collins.

Lawyer claims they are needed for fair disposal of proceedings

Seán Quinn jnr and his sister Colette Quinn. Photograph: David Sleator.

Quinns claim liquidator Wallace made prejudicial comments in affidavit

The State Solicitor for west Cork has told the High Court he was asked by a garda to contact the then minister for justice with a view to getting the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge Ian Bailey (above) in connection with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Former DPP took exception because it represented gardaí going ‘further than normal’

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