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.
Ian Bailey’s case is about showing, “once and for all” that he had nothing to do with the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and is the victim of an ongoing conspiracy going on more than 18 years, his lawyer, Tom Creed SC, said in his closing address to the jury yesterday.
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.
A former garda detective inspector yesterday denied, as an “outrageous lie”, a claim by Marie Farrell he exposed himself to her in the toilets of Schull golf club sometime in summer 1998 while asking wasn’t it a thrill to be “fitting up” Ian Bailey.
A garda detective sergeant exposed himself to a woman who had given evidence against Ian Bailey telling her "isn’t it a real turn-on fitting up the long black bollocks or the English bastard or whatever they call him", she told the High Court yesterday.
TWO of Ireland’s leading female boxers, Olga Cronin (Dungarvan) and Laura O’Neill (Kilkenny), will touch gloves when Rylane Boxing Club stage a star-studded charity show in aid of Macroom Hospital at the River Park Hotel in Macroom on Sunday night.