Gardaí “bitter and twisted” says Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey at his home in West Cork pictured with his first collection of poetry, a book titled "The West Cork Way". Pic: John Delea.

Following the High Court refusing a second attempt by French authorities to have Ian Bailey extradited to face trial over the death of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, Mr Bailey said he was flabbergasted that lawyers for the Justice Minister were not present in Court on Monday.

Speaking to JohnPaul McNamara on C103’s Cork Today show Ian Bailey said the state that “waged a war of attrition” against him for nearly 20 years “could not get it together to turn up in court”.

Bailey went on to be sympathetic to the Du Plantier family but remained very critical of the gardaí on what they said at the time about him. He said he felt the Gardaí were “bitter and twisted” in what they said.

Listen Back to Ian Bailey speaking to C103’s Cork Today Show here: