Ian Bailey leaves the High Court in Dublin on Monday following the court’s decision to reject the French authorities’ request to extradite the British former journalist to serve a sentence for the murder of filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Although Mr Justice Paul Burns has yet to formalise his order prohibiting Ian Bailey’s extradition to France to serve a sentence for the murder of Sop(...)

 Ian Bailey (62) was  convicted in absentia  in a Paris court on May31st last for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

The Department of Justice will on Monday seek to get a French extradition warrant for the arrest of Ian Bailey for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plan(...)

Ian Bailey at his stall at Schull market, West Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The European Arrest Warrant which France will issue Ian Bailey following his conviction in Paris on Friday for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: “Love of the Land” is a dark, brooding essay she wrote about her visits to Ireland. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP

Before she was murdered, Sophie Toscan du Plantier wrote an essay titled “Love of the Land” about her visits to Ireland. She signed it with her maiden(...)

Ian Bailey, who has repeatedly denied having any involvement in the murder, refused to attend the French trial. File photograph: Collins

The Paris high criminal court has convicted Ian Bailey of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder, more than two decades after her badly beate(...)

 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 (...)

Ian Bailey has been accused of cowardice for failing to appear before a French court. Photograph: Getty

English journalist, Ian Bailey has been found guilty by a court in Paris of the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier almost a qua(...)

A  view of the room in the Palais de Justice de Paris, where the trial of Ian Bailey is taking place in his absence. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Ian Bailey made a sexual advance on his partner’s 18-year old-daughter when giving her a lift a year before Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder, a tria(...)

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(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.  Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

It may not even be the penultimate chapter but there was a real sense that the story of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, if not reachin(...)