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
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
Seeking to join the ranks of Serial and Making A Murderer’, Audible’s new series West Cork looks to tell the story of a murder across 13 episodes, and shines its spotlight on one of Ireland’s most notorious unsolved crimes.
Thu, 08 Feb, 2018
Ian Bailey was arrested at the Criminal Courts of Justice building this morning after a High Court judge endorsed a European Arrest Warrant issued by the French authorities who want to try him for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
Ian Bailey has confirmed that he has contacted the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) three times since late summer to reconsider a decision not to charge him in relation to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier 20 years ago.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2016
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
Ian Bailey could face a massive legal bill running into millions of euros after he lost his High Court action for damages against the State over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
A garda has rejected suggestions he and another detective were asked to “put the frighteners” on Martin Graham in June 1997 after gardaí lost trust in the former British soldier as an informant in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
A woman who had acted the part of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in an RTÉ Crimeline reconstruction of her movements in the days before her murder in December 1996, told the High Court Ian Bailey approached the film crew and said he knew Ms Toscan du Plantier.
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
A garda detective who met Marie Farrell a number of times during the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation has denied that gardaí asked Ms Farrell to name Ian Bailey as the man she saw on the road near Schull hours before the victim’s body was found.
Fri, 13 Feb, 2015
Gardaí did not eliminate Marie Farrell as an important witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation after establishing she had lied to them, an former senior garda told the High Court.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
An important witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation was never assured by gardai she would not have to go to court: that would be “ridiculous”, a retired garda detective superintendent told the High Court.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2015
A former detective inspector has denied gardaí arrested Jules Thomas in bad faith so as to put pressure on her partner Ian Mr Bailey, at the time of his first arrest in connection with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
Ian Bailey’s sister has told the High Court a French bid for his extradition in connection with the murder in West Cork of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier meant he was unable to visit their dying mother in England or attend her funeral.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2015