If convicted of voluntary homicide, Ian Bailey could be sentenced to 30 years in prison.   Photograph: Alan Betson

The trial of Ian Bailey for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier opened on Monday in the Salle Victor Hugo at Paris’s old Palais de Jus(...)

If convicted, Ian Bailey could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey, an English man living in west Cork, will go on trial on Monday afternoon in the Paris assize or high criminal court for the voluntary homi(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son Pierre-Louis, who has grown into a self-assured family spokesman

The murder of a French woman in west Cork dominated the news at the end of 1996. I spent the holidays in Dublin and still remember the moment I first (...)

Ian Bailey, a British citizen who lives in Schull, Co Cork, denies involvement in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier during the night of December 22nd-23rd, 1996. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ian Bailey will be tried in Paris next May for the December 1996 murder in west Cork of Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the association establi(...)

 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 (...)

Ian Bailey, a British citizen living in Schull, Co Cork, denies involvement in the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey on Thursday lost his court bid to have homicide charges against him dropped in France. However, his Irish solicitor, Frank Buttimer, said M(...)

A French trial of Ian Bailey would not be ‘one-sided’, according to the campaign group ASSOPH. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A campaign group set up to seek justice for French murder victim Sophie Toscan du Plantier whose body was found 20 years ago on Friday in West Cork h(...)

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(...)

Charlie Duggan (15 months) pictured on Pearse Street in Kilkenny ahead of this Weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

1. Deadlock in Cabinet over response to €13bn Apple tax ruling Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last nig(...)

Ian Bailey: his lawyer Dominique Tricaud says: “Ian Bailey isn’t hiding. He has been questioned repeatedly by the Irish police. Yet he enjoys none of the rights of the accused.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey will be convicted of the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced to 30 years in prison, his lawyer in France, Dominiq(...)