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How tapes became a full-blown scandal

Shane Phelan reveals how this major garda crisis unfolded after alarm bells started to ring last year

Published 27/03/2014 | 02:30

Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Sophie Toscan du Plantier


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The genesis for the uncovering of the garda tapes scandal can be traced back to February of last year.

Lawyers acting for Ian Bailey, the self-confessed suspect in the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier, and his partner Jules Thomas lodged a formal application for the discovery of records held by the gardai.

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