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Ian Bailey civil action begins

A CIVIL action brought by Ian Bailey who claims he was wrongly arrested in connection with the murder of Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996 has begun at the High Court. Mr Bailey (57) who lives neat Schull on the Mizen Peninsula is suing the Garda Commissioner, Minister for Justice and the Attorney General for damages.

West Cork case could spark biggest judicial crisis in State’s history

AN unsolved West Cork murder could be at the root of potentially the biggest judicial crisis ever to face the Irish State according to reports in the Irish Times.   The ongoing crisis engulfing the gardaí, Minister for Justice and the Government itself originates, according to the report, in proceedings relating to the unsolved murder of Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier on the Mizen Peninsula in 1996.

Bailey legal team seek costs

LEGAL representatives for Ian Bailey are seeking costs “at the highest level” from the State that could run into millions of euro following Mr Bailey’s successful challenge against extradition proceedings in the Supreme Court. The legal costs claim includes items not usually claimed for such as the cost of French legal advice. The Schull resident is wanted for questioning by French authorities who are carrying out a new investigation into

Minister speaks out over Bailey case criticism

THE Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, has issued a statement refuting claims published in the Sunday Business Post under the headline “Government tried to conceal key parts of Bailey case investigation”. According to the minister the allegation is “completely misleading”. Minister Shatter said that documents which emerged from the DPP about the case were brought to the attention of the Attorney General and arrangements were made to inform solicitors on

Ian Bailey wins appeal against extradition to France

THE Supreme Court in Dublin has upheld Ian Bailey’s appeal against his extradition to France. The five judges of the court made the decision unanimously. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning by the French authorities who have initiated a new investigation into the 1996 murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier at Toormore, near Schull. Mr Bailey who lives near Schull was questioned twice in relation to the killing

Sophie parents arrive in West Cork

THE parents of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered near her holiday home at Toormoore, Schull in 1996 arrived at Cork Airport today (Tues). Georges and Marguerite Bouniol will attend mass in Goleen this coming Sunday to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sophie’s death.

Judgement reserved in Bailey appeal

THE Supreme Court in Dublin reserved its judgement on Ian Bailey’s appeal against extradition to France for two to three weeks today. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning in France in connection with the killing of French national Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home at Toormore, Schull in 1996.

Bailey appeal hearing begins today

THE Supreme Court in Dublin will today begin hearing the appeal from Ian Bailey against his extradition to France which was ordered by the High Court. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning by French authorities as part of a new investigation into the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home near Toormore, Schull in 1996. He was questioned twice as part of the original garda investigation but

New evidence in Bailey case to be heard in Supreme Court

NEW evidence presented on behalf of Ian Bailey will be heard as part of his appeal against extradition to France in the Supreme Court that begins on Monday. The five-judge Supreme Court ordered the new evidence be admitted at a hearing in Dublin today. Mr Bailey’s legal team had asked for the original High Court appeal to be re-heard in light of the new evidence. Lawyers for the State had

State to argue files not relevant in Bailey extradition

LAWYERS for the State are set to argue that files detailing serious questions about the garda investigation into the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996 are not relevant to the extradition of a suspect in the case to France. Lawyers for Ian Bailey claim that revelations in a review of the case in 2001 prove that Mr Bailey was unfairly treated and also allege garda misconduct in the

Bailey was not only suspect in du Plantier killing

IAN Bailey was not the only suspect in the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996 at her holiday home in West Cork according to  2001 review of the case a solicitor in the office of the DPP . Ms du Plantier’s battered body was found in a laneway near her holiday home in Toormore 15 years ago. Mr Bailey who lives in the area was questioned twice by gardaí

Family urge speedy decision in Bailey appeal

THE family of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier have asked that Ian Bailey’s ongoing appeal against extradition to France be dealt with as a priority by the Irish courts. Mr Bailey’s legal team have asked to have his appeal against extradition heard again in the High Court following the disclosure of new evidence. The application was originally due to be heard by the Supreme Court this week but

Bailey legal team seek new extradition hearing

THE legal team representing Ian Bailey have called on the High Court to hear the Schull resident’s extradition challenge again in light of new information which they say strengthens his case against extradition. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning in France in relation to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Toormore in 1996.

Bailey extradition appeal adjourned

IAN Bailey’s appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to France to face questions relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996 has been adjourned. The appeal was due to be heard on Monday next but Chief Justice, Ms Justice Susan Denham agreed to a request from Mr Bailey’s legal team to adjourn the appeal this morning. Mr Bailey’s lawyers said that new evidence they describe

“New evidence” in Bailey extradition appeal

LAWYERS acting on behalf of Ian Bailey say that “significant new information” has emerged affecting efforts to extradite him to France according to TV3. Mr Bailey is fighting extradition to France where authorities want to question him in relation to the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home in Toormore.

Ian Bailey appeal date set

IAN Bailey’s appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to France has been scheduled for three days, beginning on Tuesday, November 15th next. French authorities want to question Mr Bailey in relation to the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home at Toormoore on the Mizen Peninsula in December 1996.

French du Plantier investigators go home

THE French team investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier returned home yesterday (Friday, Oct 14th) after a two-week probe into her brutal killing. They are reported to be happy with the level of co-operation which they received from the 30 plus witnesses who made statements to gardaí in the wake of the murder which took pace on December 23rd, 1996. Ms du Plantier’s battered body was found lying

French to DNA test du Plantier evidence

THE French authorities who are reinvestigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Toormore in 1996 will carry out DNA testing on blood stained clothes from her holiday home next month. French police are due to travel to West Cork within a fortnight in hope of a breakthrough in what has become one of Ireland’s most high profile unsolved murders.