Saturday 24 March 2018

How tapes became a full-blown scandal

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

Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan


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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