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(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: murdered at her Schull holiday home in 1996

A French magistrate investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has visited west Cork to meet witnesses in the case as part of his inquiry i(...)

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(...)

Retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly is chairing the commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fennelly Commission, set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan and the recor(...)

Jules Thomas: the judge fixed the State’s application for hearing on October 6th. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State’s bid to prevent Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, proceeding with her action for damages over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardaí inve(...)

Ian Bailey: lost his action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and the State in the High Court earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A High Court judge has refused to recuse himself from hearing proceedings for alleged contempt against the publishers of Phoenix magazine. The procee(...)

 Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, who is pursuing an action for damages against the State over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardai investigating the late 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

The State’s bid to prevent Jules Thomas proceeding with her action for damages over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardaí investigating the murder of(...)

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts where he was  ordered to pay all of the legal costs of his failed civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the late 1996 murder in west Cork of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collinx

Ian Bailey has been ordered to pay all of the legal costs, estimated at between €2 million and €5 million, of his failed civil action over the conduct(...)

Jules Thomas, pictured with Ian Bailey, arriving at the Four Courts for  his recent High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State’s bid to prevent Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, proceeding with her action for damages over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardaí inve(...)

 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(...)