Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was found murdered at her holiday home near Schull in 1996.

Murder victim Sophie Toscan du Plantier revealed a week before she was due to go to west Cork in December 1996 that she was due to meet “a weird guy w(...)

 Ian Bailey last week criticised the Department of Justice after learning that it had never passed on a request from investigating French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon in February 2013 to arrange an interview with him. Photograph: Eric Luke

A French magistrate investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier decided not to proceed with a request to interview suspect Ian Bailey after (...)

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, the son of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Bantry, west Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud is the son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the French woman murdered near Schull in west Cork on December 23, 1996. Now age(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her  badly-beaten body was found outside her holiday home near Toormore outside Schull in West Cork on the morning of December 23rd, 1996.

French authorities investigating the death of film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork 20 years ago plan to charge Ian Bailey in Paris with(...)

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(...)

 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 an(...)

Marguerite Bouniol writes in the preface to a new book on the case that her daughter always craved privacy, despite being married to well-known film producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Frank Miller

The mother of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has told of how she has had to betray her daughter’s wish for privacy in what to(...)