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 investigati(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Marie Farrell

Ian Bailey (witness for plaintiff) A Manchester-born journalist, he lived in Stockport until he was nine when his family moved to Gloucester where (...)

The controversy that has dogged the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier started on the day her body was found near her holiday home at Drinane,Toormore outside Schull.

The controversy that has dogged the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier started on the day her body was found near her holiday (...)

 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(...)

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Three more people have been charged by the British authorities in connection with a plot last year to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into the UK(...)

David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 59-year-old homeless today told a court that he never intended for the man to die when he put him in a refuse chute in hi(...)

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork, a murder trial has been told

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cor(...)

Gardaí in Cork have begun investigating a second fatal road traffic collision

Gardaí in Cork have begun investigating a second fatal road traffic collision following the death of a 51-year-old man while driving on the north side(...)