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,(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh met with hundreds of Irish teachers in meetings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Thursday this week at a time when many schools in Ireland say they are facing a ‘crisis’ in teacher supply. File image:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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The body of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier  was found near a laneway at her Co Cork home in 1996.

The murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork 21 years ago was not premeditated but happened on the spur of the moment, a(...)