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(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Dermot Dwyer said, after the second arrest of Mr Bailey on January 28th, 1998 in connection with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, he was “very perturbed” about some of the correspondence from the DPP’s office concerning the Garda file. Photograph: Courts Collins

A retired Garda Chief Superintendent has told the High Court he asked the State Solicitor for west Cork in 1998 to raise the Garda case against Ian Ba(...)

Retired Garda detective chief superintendent Ted Murphy: disputed evidence from a DPP official and said it was a matter for the DPP to evaluate evidence and gardaí would not interfere with that. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Ian Bailey was nominated as a “good” suspect for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier four days after her body was found, the High Court has heard(...)

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(...)

The State Solicitor for west Cork has told the High Court he was asked by a garda to contact the then minister for justice with a view to getting the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge Ian Bailey (above) in connection with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Eamonn Barnes has told the High Court the State Solicitor for west Cork told him he was asked by a senior Garda(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: French film producer  was killed in west Cork in December 1996

Recordings of conversations between a witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation and gardaí w(...)

Ian Bailey: taking a case against the State for unlawful arrest. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/Provision

Secret recording of phone calls relating to the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Tosca(...)

Ian Bailey: he initiated civil proceedings in 2007 with partner Jules Thomas against the State for damages for wrongful arrest

Although the issue of gardaí recording phone calls to Garda stations was highlighted in a Garda Síochána Ombudsma(...)

Ian Bailey: taking a civil action against the State for wrongful arrest. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A solicitor for Ian Bailey has expressed surprise that an important document in the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier h(...)