Gets to know......Ian Bailey

Collective Whisper podcast

14-08-2022 • 54 mins

In this episode Simon K speaks to Ian Bailey about his life since being accused of murder in 1996.

Ian Bailey is an English journalist and poet living in West Cork who was arrested twice and convicted in absentia in relation to the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier,on the 23rd of December 1996, but maintains his innocence.

Ian Kenneth Bailey was born in Manchester, England. He worked variously as a freelance journalist, sometimes published under the name Eoin Bailey, and a fish farm worker and held a market stall selling pizzas and poems. He moved to Ireland in 1991 and lived with his partner, Jules Thomas, in Goleen from 1992 until their separation in 2021.

In 2019 he was tried and convicted in a french court for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced to 25 years in a french prison.

The Irish government refuse to recognise the court proceedings and thus far have not granted the extradition.

This year the Gardai will open this cold case for further review with Ian Bailey offering to assist them in any way possible.

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