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Editorial: Du Plantier saga a case of justice never served

Published 20/06/2014 | 02:30

Sophie Toscan du Plantier. PA Wire
Sophie Toscan du Plantier. PA Wire

THE murder of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier is a permanent stain on Ireland's criminal justice record. The unsolved murder could also escalate into a major diplomatic incident between France and Ireland, which has suspended co-operation with the French authorities in the wake of a series of revelations about the garda investigation into her death.

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Ian Bailey, an English journalist, was twice questioned about the murder. Significantly, he has never been charged.

He is, however, subject to a criminal inquiry in France, which two years ago lost a Supreme Court battle to extradite him from Ireland to face questioning by a Paris-based magistrate.

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