Given the disputes between the lawyers in the Ian Bailey case, a dry run of the evidence of former Director of Public Prosecutions Jim Hamilton (above) was heard in the absence of the jury to determine what he could say before them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two former Directors of Public Prosecutions, Eamonn Barnes and Jim Hamilton, considered the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Pl(...)

Ian Bailey, pictured leaving the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins

A key ruling about what issues could be decided by the jury was made by Mr Justice John Hedigan after the State applied for all of Ian Bailey’s case t(...)

A former newspaper news editor has told the High Court she did not consider Ian Bailey was engaging in “black humour” when he had told her: “It was me, I did it, I killed her to resurrect my career.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former newspaper news editor has told the High Court she did not consider Ian Bailey was engaging in “black humour” when he had told her: “It was me(...)

 Martin Graham pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former British soldier has denied he told gardaí in 1997 that he and another man were thinking of going down to journalist Ian Bailey’s house to ask(...)

Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas arrive at the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Ian Bailey has said gardaí told him he was wrong if he thought an Englishman could come over here and “get away with this” during his questioning i(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Mary Carolan Ian Bailey has said he made a “regrettable black joke” to the effect he killed French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier to resurrect h(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

CONFIDENTIALSecretary GeneralDepartment of Justice and Equality94 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 (...)

Restore Our Palace Road Group members (from front) Leo Moran Tom Niland, Cllr Shaun Cunniffe, Connie Goss, Steve Lane, Eleanor Joyce and Andy Newman beside the car park at O’Toole’s SupeValu in Tuam. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Leo Moran never quite thought of himself as a latter-day Woody Guthrie. Musician with the Saw Doctors and, lately, the Cabin Collective, he has(...)