Jules Thomas. File Photograph:  Courts Collins

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas claims she has suffered psychiatric illness and “incalculable” damage due to alleged actions by gardaí and the State(...)

 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(...)

The house in Schull, Co Cork, that belonged to Sophie Toscan du Plantier and the cross that marks the spot where she was found murdered. Photograph: Eric Luke

A witness in the Sophie murder investigation, who provided the gardaí with importance evidence regarding a suspect’s alleged knowledge of the murde(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Happy to debate Fennelly conclusions when Dáil resumes. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government is prepared to respond in full to Fianna Fáil’s no confidence motion in him and Sinn Féin’s move against (...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan was ‘troubled’ by the idea that the recordings might be destroyed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Attorney General, Máire Whelan, considered legislation to “deal with” the thousands of hours of telephone calls to Garda stations that had been r(...)

The Fennelly Commission said then secretary-general of the Department of Justice Brian  Purcell’s evidence was that he was asked to convey to former Garda commissioner Martin  Callinan the gravity with which the Taoiseach viewed the matter of the Garda telephone recording systems, and to ask him to consider the situation. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There was “sharp” controversy between the five attendees at a meeting the night before the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan on (...)

The Fennelly report notes Attorney General Maire Whelan did not contact Martin Callinan or Alan Shatter directly on the phone recording issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It began with a text message. On November 8th, 2013, Kenneth Ruane, the head of legal affairs for An Garda Síochána, contacted Ruth FitzGerald, who wa(...)

Clockwise from top left: Martin Fraser, Enda Kenny, Brian Purcell, Martin Callinan, Alan Shatter and Máire Whelan.

Enda Kenny Mr Kenny has been a Fine Gael TD for Mayo since 1975 and Taoiseach since 2011. He has said he first became aware of the issue of the tapin(...)