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 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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Brian Rattigan  leaving court in August  2001  after he was found guilty  of the murder of Declan Gavin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 38-year-old Dubliner in prison for most of his adult life has asked forgiveness from the mother of the man he killed in 2001 ahead of being sentence(...)

David Brophy: conducted a moving performance of Britten’s War Requiem at the National Concert Hall to commemorate Armistice Day

The musical commemoration of the dead goes back not centuries but millennia; though, of course, we have no way of knowing what most of this early musi(...)

State Pathologist: Marie Cassidy (centre) is to retire after 14 years in the role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State Pathologist, Marie Cassidy, is to retire after 14 years in the role. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to Prof Cassidy’s “(...)

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(...)

Kerry babies case: Baby John’s grave, at Holy Cross cemetery in Cahersiveen. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The decision to open a cold case review into the death of the Cahersiveen baby over 30 years ago is one of three such reviews started over the past 14(...)

Joanne Hayes in 1985. Ms Hayes was charged with murder on May 1st, 1984, but the charge was dropped. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gardaí investigating the killing of Baby John, found washed up on a beach in Kerry more than 30 years ago, believe the fact the infant lived for three(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan: “Certain cases will affect you more than others, but that’s human nature.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr Linda Mulligan does not seem like the type of person who performs autopsies for a living. She’s warm, friendly too. When asked what attracted her (...)

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