Sophie Toscan

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Undated image of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman who was murdered in Co Cork in 1996. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork nearly 20 years ago have issued a new European arrest warrant fo(...)

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(...)

Ms Thomas is suing the Garda Commissioner and State over alleged ‘incalculable’ damage suffered by her arising from the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in late 1996. Photograph: Collins

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas has failed to prevent a pre-trial hearing which could result in large parts, and perhaps all, of her action for dama(...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey: a psychiatrist who assessed Ms Thomas said he believed she had been affected by depressive illness from 1996 until at least 2011 and was subject to “massively stressful” circumstances. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas must hand over all her medical records spanning a 20-year period for her forthcoming civil action for damages agains(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier

A lawyer acting for the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the decision by French judge Patrick Gachon to return to west Cork to examine(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: murdered at her Schull holiday home in 1996

A French magistrate investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has visited west Cork to meet witnesses in the case as part of his inquiry i(...)

Sopie Toscan du Plantier: She was attacked and bludgeoned to death at her holiday home in Toormore, Co Cork, in the early hours of December 23rd, 1996.

A team of French police officers is to arrive in Cork on Monday to interview and reinterview a number of witnesses as part of a French investigatio(...)

Retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly is chairing the commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fennelly Commission, set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan and the recor(...)

Jules Thomas: the judge fixed the State’s application for hearing on October 6th. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State’s bid to prevent Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, proceeding with her action for damages over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardaí inve(...)

Ian Bailey: lost his action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and the State in the High Court earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A High Court judge has refused to recuse himself from hearing proceedings for alleged contempt against the publishers of Phoenix magazine. The procee(...)

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