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Murdered: Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty

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 Sch(...)

Ian Bailey is appealing the March 2015 dismissal of his claim that various gardaí had conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge probably should not have warned key witness Marie Farrell about perjury in front of the jury hearing Ian Bailey’s damages case but (...)

Ian Bailey arrives  at the Four Courts  with his partner, Jules Thomas for a Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge “unfairly disparaged” Marie Farrell, a key witness for Ian Bailey, during his civil case for damages against the Garda Commissioner(...)

Marguerite and Georges Bouniol, parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, at their home in Paris.

The mood was unusually cheerful at the annual general assembly of the Association for the Truth About the Murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (ASSOPH)(...)

Ian Bailey said in 2013, “I can’t leave Ireland – I am strangely enough a prisoner in the 26 fair green counties.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The news that the French authorities have charged Ian Bailey with the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and will proceed to try him does not come a(...)

Ian Bailey (right) and solicitor Frank Buttimer. As a result of the High Court case in 2015  and earlier libel actions by Mr Bailey, the public has  heard from many of the witnesses who made statements to gardaí

Up to 30 Irish citizens could face calls from the French authorities to go to Paris to give evidence if the trial of Ian Bailey on a charge of murder(...)

Jules Thomas. File Photograph:  Courts Collins

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas claims she has suffered psychiatric illness and “incalculable” damage due to alleged actions by gardaí and the State(...)

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the news that French investigators are to be al(...)

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts where he was  ordered to pay all of the legal costs of his failed civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the late 1996 murder in west Cork of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collinx

Ian Bailey has been ordered to pay all of the legal costs, estimated at between €2 million and €5 million, of his failed civil action over the conduct(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts last month dafter the verdict in his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State has moved to halt an action for damages brought by Jules Thomas, the partner of Ian Bailey, alleging she was twice wrongfully arrested by g(...)

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