A primary school principal has been found guilty of assaulting a nine-year-old pupil but given a conditional discharge under the Probation Act arising out of exceptional circumstances. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A primary school principal has been found guilty of assaulting a nine-year-old pupil but given a conditional discharge under the Probation Act arising(...)

Paul O’Higgins SC: one of two barristers who was awarded more than  €350,000 for his work for the State in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Four barristers who led the State’s successful defence against Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages have received fees totalling €1.21 million f(...)

Jules Thomas, and her partner Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas are to ask a High Court judge to stop dealing with matters in her case due to alleged objective bias on (...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier

A lawyer acting for the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the decision by French judge Patrick Gachon to return to west Cork to examine(...)

 Ian Bailey: His solicitor has confirmed he has lodged an appeal against the outcome of his unsuccessful High Court action against the State in relation to his arrest over the murder of  Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins

The solicitor acting for journalist, Ian Bailey has confirmed that his client has lodged an appeal against the outcome of his unsuccessful High Court (...)

Sopie Toscan du Plantier: She was attacked and bludgeoned to death at her holiday home in Toormore, Co Cork, in the early hours of December 23rd, 1996.

A team of French police officers is to arrive in Cork on Monday to interview and reinterview a number of witnesses as part of a French investigatio(...)

Ian Bailey: will have 28 days to lodge appeal after receiving judgment. Photograph: Collins

The solicitor acting for English journalist, Ian Bailey has confirmed he is considering lodging an appeal against the outcome of his client’s unsuc(...)

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(...)