Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the news that French investigators are to be al(...)

Michael Crinnion, of Blackwater Grove, Togher, Cork, was arrested on Wednesday  and taken to Gurranabraher Garda station in Cork.  He was charged with three counts of possessing diamorphine for sale and supply under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A man in his 20s who has been charged with selling diamorphine (heroin) to undercover gardaí was denied bail on Wednesday amid claims from investigati(...)

Marie Farrell said during Ian Bailey’s action against the State that she must have been “getting confused with fact and fiction” during interview with Gsoc in 2012. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) will not reinterview a key witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry despite her retract(...)

A concerned looking Ian Bailey (58), leaving the High Court on Monday after he lost his case against An Garda Siochána and the State. Photograph: Courtpix

What’s the background here? Ian Bailey (58), an English journalist, was arrested in February 1997 and January 1998 for questioning about the murder of(...)

Marie Farrell: Despite some protestations to the contrary, Farrell was the principal witness in 2003 at Bailey’s libel action at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

After 64 days of hearings over five months, the outcome of Ian Bailey’s action for damages against the State over the conduct of the Garda investig(...)

Marguerite and Georges Bouniol, parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier: their lawyer Alain Spilliaert said  the failure of Ian Bailey’s court action should pave  way for French investigators to return to Ireland

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has called on the Department of Justice to lift a suspension(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bill of at least €2 million and possibly as high as €5 million may ultimately end up with the taxpayer for the costs of Ian Bailey’s failed action f(...)

Ian Bailey accompanied by his solicitor Frank Buttimer (left) outside the Four Courts in Dublin after lhis case  over allegations that gardaí conspired against him when investigating the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Ian Bailey still believes he can prove that gardaí conspired to implicate him in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, and will consider an appe(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney: he was praised  for his willingness to embrace technology and it was  recalled how he had once used a video link to charge a jury in a case from his hospital bed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Mr Justice Paul Carney by the members of the legal profession in Cork ahead of his retirement next month after over 20 yea(...)