The High Court heard there were continuing issues with a fresh translation of a “difficult to follow” French court judgement, in which Ian Bailey was found guilty of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
With just two Cork witnesses present from a list of 22, the dissemination of evidence at the Ian Bailey murder trial resembled an attempt to flesh out the personality of a guilty man, in the absence of a direct link to the crime, writesin Paris.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2019
Ian Bailey will be tried for murder in his absence next week and the trial in a Parisian courthouse will be the latest chapter in a story which has captivated Ireland since Sophie Toscan Du Plantier was found dead in the west Cork village of Schull in 1996.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
The solicitor for the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier say they “do not fear” efforts by Ian Bailey to bring a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and also said they hope to hold the trial against him in France before the end of the year.
Wed, 09 May, 2018
Ian Bailey has said he will now go to the European Court of Human Rights after the French Supreme Court threw out his legal challenge to efforts by French authorities to try him for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Thu, 03 May, 2018
The High Court has heard that Ian Bailey is expected to apply in August for legal costs following the court's refusal last week to order his extradition to France in relation to the death of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
It has been claimed that a newly uncovered file shows gardaí knew as far back as 2002 that there were question marks regarding the credibility of Marie Farrell, a key witness in the initial garda probe into the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
Ian Bailey will not be extradited to France to face trial for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier after a High Court judge threw out an attempt to have him surrendered to French authorities, describing the action as “an abuse of process”.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
The Minister for Justice is insulting the Irish courts by seeking to go around a Supreme Court "bar" on Ian Bailey's extradition to France in relation to the death of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier, according to lawyers for the Englishman.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
Gardaí investigating the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder were prepared to “contemplate altering, modifying or suppressing evidence” that hindered their belief that journalist Ian Bailey killed her, the Fennelly Commission final report has concluded.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2017
The Fennelly Commission report into the mass recording of telephone calls in Garda stations for decades has found the practice was not lawful, but no criminal cases were significantly affected by the practice.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
A High Court judge “unfairly disparaged” Marie Farrell, a key witness for Ian Bailey, during Mr Bailey’s civil case for damages against the Garda commissioner and State, the Court of Appeal has been told.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Ian Bailey has admitted that his situation is “perilous” after French authorities lodged an application for a fresh European arrest warrant in their latest bid to have him extradited to face a murder indictment linked to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Sun, 19 Mar, 2017
Ian Bailey’s partner, Jules Thomas, claims she has suffered psychiatric illness and "incalculable" damage due to alleged actions by gardaí and the State concerning the investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Wed, 07 Oct, 2015
The State’s bid to prevent Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, proceeding with her action for damages relating to her alleged wrongful arrest by gardaí investigating the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will be heard in the High Court in the autumn.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
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 investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has again been adjourned at the High Court.
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015