Ian Bailey: French tribunal likely to go ahead in his absence. Photograph: Collins Courts

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has taken issue with a High Court judge who accused the Department of Justice yesterday of an “abus(...)

Ian Bailey (60): “I’m very sympathetic to the family and I know that they believe for whatever reason that I had something to do with the death of their daughter.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Ian Bailey has spoken of his relief at the decision by the High Court to refuse to order his extradition to France. Speaking to The Irish Times Mr B(...)

Ian Bailey pictured in 2015. Photograph: PA

The High Court has refused to order the extradition of Ian Bailey to France in relation to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, dismissing the Mini(...)

Oisin Conroy has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity of the murder of his girlfriend Natalie McGuinness

The parents of a 23-year-old Sligo woman who was strangled to death by her boyfriend have said they will never forget what was inflicted upon their “b(...)

 Mercy Peters. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 44-year-old woman with schizophrenia has been deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of a man in his South Dublin home in 2014. Mercy Peters, o(...)

Oisin Conroy has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity of the murder of his girlfriend Natalie McGuinness

A man who believed “he was in the Matrix” and strangled his girlfriend to death in order to save her, has been found not guilty of murder by reason of(...)

Natalie McGuinness who a court was told was strangled by Oisin Conroy in Sligo in 2015.

A 34-year-old murder accused who strangled his girlfriend to death was suffering from schizophrenia and “believed he was in the Matrix”, a trial has h(...)

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said it appeared the accused men had ‘skills in such matters’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Two Mayo brothers who were caught making a bomb in their shed have each been handed sentences of five and a half years by the Special Criminal Court. (...)

 Ian Bailey (60) of The Prairie, Liscaha, Schull, west Cork,  is wanted by the French authorities  for the alleged voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court is expected to deliver judgment next month on a second request for Ian Bailey’s extradition to France in relation to the death of Sophi(...)

Ian Bailey denies any involvement in the death of Ms du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for the Minister for Justice have said they are not trying to “usurp” the courts by asking the High Court to refer an Irish Supreme Court deci(...)

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