Chief Superintendent Tom Hayes leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Journalist Ian Bailey was among 54 people initially categorised as suspects or persons of interest for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts yesterday with his partner, Jules Thomas, for the third week of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

“You seem unhappy,” Luán Ó Braonáin said. “I am unhappy,” Ian Bailey replied from the witness box. The State’s barrister had begun to refer to books o(...)

 Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas   leaving the Four Courts today, Mr Bailey’s seventh day under cross-examination by Luán Ó Braonáin SC, who is acting for the State. Photograph: Collins

Ian Bailey spent a seventh day under cross-examination by Luán Ó Braonáin SC, who is acting for the State.The court was read two statements by James M(...)

Ian Bailey’s case against the State continues at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Witness Ian Bailey spent a seventh day in the witness box, under cross-examination by senior counsel Luán Ó Braonáin, for the State Snapshots Mr Baile(...)

The fire-damaged disused ink factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray, Co Wicklow, where firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaugnessy died in 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The chief fire officer of Co Wicklow carried out no investigation following the death on duty of two of his firefighters, an inquest heard today. The (...)

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in 2007 in which two firefighters died

A tin can at the centre of assertions as to the development of a fire in which two Bray, Co Wicklow, firefighters died in 2007 was moved several times(...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There was an intervention at the Bray fire fighters inquest today by the garda who was in charge of the investigation. Detective Garda Maurice Hick(...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A sudden catastrophic event in which extreme heat created an environment incompatible with life led to the deaths of Bray fire fighters Brian M(...)

The disused warehouse in Bray where two firemen Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy died fighting the blaze

The emergency alert system used by the fire service in Bray, Co Wicklow, to seek support from Greystones was not (...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The inquest into the deaths in September 2007 of two Bray fire fighters, Brian Murray (46) and Mark O’Shaughnessy (25), heard yesterday that mu(...)