The French paradox

Despite the fact that charges will not be pressed in Ireland against Ian Bailey for the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Cork in 1996, and that the key witness has withdrawn her testimony linking Bailey with the crime, the Hig

28th May, 2011
The French paradox
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On the face of it, there would seem to be little to connect the average Irish motorist driving a daily route along theM50 with Ian Bailey, the English journalist who was arrested - but never charged - in connection with the death of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.But his lawyers argue that, in fact, there is much more to connect them than meets the eye.

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