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Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts in Dublin in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prosecutor Jean-Pierre Bonthoux said there was “overwhelming” evidence that Ian Bailey murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier in his summing up at the cl(...)

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(...)

Ian Bailey in 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former journalist Helen Callanan, who was summoned as a witness in Ian Bailey’s trial for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, has sev(...)

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 (...)

Helen Callanan, former news editor of the Sunday Tribune,  leaving the Four Courts yesterday after giving evidence in the High Court action  against the State taken by Ian Bailey.    Photograph: Courts/Collins

A former newspaper news editor has told the High Court she did not consider Ian Bailey was engaging in “black humour” when he told her: “It was me, I(...)

A former newspaper news editor has told the High Court she did not consider Ian Bailey was engaging in “black humour” when he had told her: “It was me, I did it, I killed her to resurrect my career.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former newspaper news editor has told the High Court she did not consider Ian Bailey was engaging in “black humour” when he had told her: “It was me(...)

Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Artist Jules Thomas said gardaí told her Ian Bailey had confessed to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier when he “never had” done so. “I didn’t be(...)

The court heard about  various writings by Ian Bailey, including  a shorthand note of the lyrics of the Eagles’ song Desperado. Photograph: Courts Collins

Ian Bailey has denied before the High Court he asked another man whether he knew about “the murder in Schull” before telling the man, with a smirk:(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for the third week of his High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Collins

Journalist Ian Bailey told colleagues he believed he was being regarded by police as a suspect for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier while they(...)

Ian Bailey pictured outside the  Four Courts in Dublin. He told the court today that to his ‘eternal shame’ he had been  violent to his partner.

Ian Bailey has told a High Court jury that, “to my eternal shame”, he was involved in domestic violence in the past against his partner Jules Thomas. (...)