The publishers of Phoenix magazine are appealing against a High Court judge’s refusal to recuse himself from hearing proceedings for alleged contempt (...)

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the news that French investigators are to be al(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts last month dafter the verdict in his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State has moved to halt an action for damages brought by Jules Thomas, the partner of Ian Bailey, alleging she was twice wrongfully arrested by g(...)

Marie Farrell said during Ian Bailey’s action against the State that she must have been “getting confused with fact and fiction” during interview with Gsoc in 2012. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) will not reinterview a key witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry despite her retract(...)

A concerned looking Ian Bailey (58), leaving the High Court on Monday after he lost his case against An Garda Siochána and the State. Photograph: Courtpix

What’s the background here? Ian Bailey (58), an English journalist, was arrested in February 1997 and January 1998 for questioning about the murder of(...)

Marie Farrell: Despite some protestations to the contrary, Farrell was the principal witness in 2003 at Bailey’s libel action at Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

After 64 days of hearings over five months, the outcome of Ian Bailey’s action for damages against the State over the conduct of the Garda investig(...)

Marguerite and Georges Bouniol, parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier: their lawyer Alain Spilliaert said  the failure of Ian Bailey’s court action should pave  way for French investigators to return to Ireland

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has called on the Department of Justice to lift a suspension(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner: “It is a matter of regret to An Garda Síochána that . . . nobody has been brought to justice for that crime. It remains an ongoing, live and open investigation.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is still “live and open”, said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. She said the (...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bill of at least €2 million and possibly as high as €5 million may ultimately end up with the taxpayer for the costs of Ian Bailey’s failed action f(...)

AGSI general secretary John Redmond: ‘The fact the jury found there was no conspiracy; that’s important for the reputation of the Garda organisation.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda sergeants and inspectors have welcomed the verdict in the Ian Bailey case, saying they remained hopeful that the murder of Sophie Toscan du Pla(...)