Ian Bailey

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Ian Bailey  is the black hole of Irish journalism, sucking in attention and emitting nothing of any value. Photograph:   Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

A drunken vainglorious lout. WB Yeats fashioned the phrase for John MacBride.* But it is a perfect fit for Ian Bailey, a nasty drunk, a narcissistic f(...)

Ian Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí and questioned about the killing but was never charged. Photograph: Collins Courts

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has challenged prime suspect Ian Bailey to come to France with new i(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered in West Cork in December 1996.

The makers of a new documentary on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier say they hope to have given a full picture of the mother-of-one as all too (...)

Main Street, Schull: As the village’s  brightly painted cafes and pubs shook off a year or more of Covid restrictions,  the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has still not gone away. Photograph: Daniel Newman

Since the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier 25 years ago, the grim saga has overshadowed the scenic coastal village of Schull o(...)

Sophie Toscan Du Plantier: A woman full of passion, beloved by her family and besotted by life itself

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (Netflix) is the second of two new documentary series revisiting the killing in 1996 of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. But b(...)

The house in Schull, Co Cork, that belonged to Sophie du Plantier, and the cross marking the spot where she was murdered. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ian Bailey has predicted a Netflix documentary series on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will seek to demonise him on the basis of what he cl(...)

Ian Bailey, arriving at the High Court in 2014  with his partner Jules Thomas.cPhotograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The grisly true-crime industry has finally washed up on Irish shores, fixing its attention on the unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Jim S(...)

Ian Bailey: ‘I don’t want sympathy, particularly, all I want is honest, truthful objectivity.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Broadcaster Sky has agreed to a request from the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier to remove interviews with them from a new documentary on the kill(...)

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork – Sophie Toscan du Plantier with her son, Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud

The murder, in December 1996, of Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a terrible crime – but it is also now an industry, with two documentaries about the cas(...)

Ian  Bailey (64), who was convicted in absentia in France in 2019 of the murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was never charged in Ireland in relation to her death. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

Ian Bailey has written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris seeking a new review of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier,(...)

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