How tapes became a full-blown scandal
Shane Phelan reveals how this major garda crisis unfolded after alarm bells started to ring last year
*SPRING - SUMMER 2013
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.