Ian Bailey at his stall at Schull market, West Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The European Arrest Warrant which France will issue Ian Bailey following his conviction in Paris on Friday for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier(...)

Ian Bailey, who has repeatedly denied having any involvement in the murder, refused to attend the French trial. File photograph: Collins

The Paris high criminal court has convicted Ian Bailey of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder, more than two decades after her badly beate(...)

 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 (...)

Ian Bailey has been accused of cowardice for failing to appear before a French court. Photograph: Getty

English journalist, Ian Bailey has been found guilty by a court in Paris of the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier almost a qua(...)

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(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.  Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

It may not even be the penultimate chapter but there was a real sense that the story of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, if not reachin(...)

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 (...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was found murdered at her holiday home near Schull in 1996.

A solicitor representing Ian Bailey has challenged the Diocese of Cork and Ross to explain how it allowed his client “be read from the pulpit” in rela(...)

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas and Marie Farrell are among the witnesses whom the French authorities have asked to come to Paris next week to (...)

Ian Bailey, who was released without charge twice and has since denied he had anything to do with the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier  in  Co Cork in 1996. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lawyer representing the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has ruled out any possibility of Ian Bailey testifying by (...)

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