To get to truth of Bailey case may require judicial inquiry
Out walking one day in West Cork, Sophie Toscan du Plantier discovered a dead sheep on a path. Its carcass was "an empty envelope mixed with dirt and blood", she noted in her diary, adding: "You die in the wind, in the sea, on the land here; the rottenness is spread out in daylight, perfectly naturally."
Read now, in the knowledge of her own savage murder in the lane leading up to her house on December 23 1996, her words are chillingly prophetic.
While there was nothing natural about her brutal killing, the rottenness from that evil act has spread out and cast a shadow over the most important institutions of the State.