The Government has shown an exceptional willingness to cede the prosecution of Irish crime to other states
- Dermot Walsh
- The Irish Times
The Ian Bailey case is surely the most bizarre and unprecedented case in the history of Irish criminal law.
He is about to be tried in his absence in France for a murder in west Cork 22 years ago.
The victim was Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman who was resident in west Cork at the time.
Bailey, an Englishman was, and still is, a permanent resident there.
A critical feature of the case is the manner in which it was investigated by the Garda.
The Director of…