The contempt proceedings brought against ‘Phoenix’ magazine by the Garda Commissioner and State arise from two articles related to the failed civil action by Ian Bailey over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the 1996 murder in Cork of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins.

The Court of Appeal has been urged to quash a High Court judge’s refusal to withdraw from hearing contempt proceedings brought against Phoenix magazin(...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey: a psychiatrist who assessed Ms Thomas said he believed she had been affected by depressive illness from 1996 until at least 2011 and was subject to “massively stressful” circumstances. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas must hand over all her medical records spanning a 20-year period for her forthcoming civil action for damages agains(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her son said the family was no nearer to getting justice despite a lot of information emerging in two court actions taken by Ian Bailey

The son of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure of the Director of(...)

Ian Bailey’s appeal against a  dismissal of his claim that gardaí conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is unlikely to be heard before 2017. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey’s appeal against a High Court jury’s dismissal of his claim that gardaí conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (...)

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(...)

File photograph of Jules Thomas at the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Court of Appeal will next June hear an appeal by Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas against a decision allowing the Garda Comissioner and State bri(...)

Jules Thomas and her partner  Ian Bailey leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The judge who presided over Ian Bailey’s failed action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State over the investigation into the murder of (...)

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 leaves the High Court recently after losing his case over Garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, journalist Ian Bailey, solicitor Brian O’Donnell and the family of businessman Seán Quinn – a new law term b(...)