Marie Farrell arriving at the High Court on Wednesday
Marie Farrell in tears in High Court. Says Gardai bullied her children when she withdrew false statements against Ian Bailey. More at 12.30
— Geraldine Lynagh (@GerLynaghTV3) December 5, 2014
“Marie Farrell has said her teenage children were punished by gardaí after she admitted making false statements about Ian Bailey. The shopkeeper from Schull, Co Cork has told the High Court she met with the journalist 9 years ago to apologise for the claims she had made about him during the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation.
“Her garda statements place the 57-year-old on a bridge near the scene early on December 23, 1996. An emotional Marie Farrell said her 13-year-old son was followed around Schull by a garda who told him: ‘I’ll do you’.
Garda told my 13-year-old son ‘I’ll do you’, says witness at Bailey trial (Breakingnews.ie)
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this is mad Ted
I have heard in passing similar stories. People have alleged that Gardai in a particular station made their family life a complete misery when their daughter told the guards that she was being physically abused by her husband. Her husband worked out in the same gym as the guards and it became a living nightmare for her. She eventually emigrated because of the intimidation. Rotten situation to be in. As weird and mad as we all think this woman’s testimony sounds, it’s so unbelievable that I actually believe her. You couldn’t make it up Tef!
Doesn’t sound that unbelievable. In fact, I could well believe it.
Yes, sadly, her story sounds entirely credible
I mean Ted. You couldn’t make it up Ted!
I could make it halfway up Ted from here.
Sure he was only killing turkeys
2014.. Not a great year for the five-o..
Guards, what a great, bunch,
more of a barrel of rotten apples
The guards are coming out of this looking like monumental turds.
Assuming that at least some of her allegations are true, why have none of these cops been charged? And by her own admission she committed perjury, why hasn’t she been charged?
Welcome to Ireland
She strikes me as quite the fantisist though. She sounds like a woman who doesn’t mind being embroiled in this farrargo.
Or finegled into the imbroglio
Everyone involved in this story just sounds really *weird*
Welcome to Cork boy
She has quite the life, wandering around country roads with men who are not her husband and being propositioned in restaurant toilets by the local cavalry – sigh, where did I go wrong.
Gardai are certaibnly not covering themselves in glory these days. And, it really doesnt sem like this is a few bad apples. Theyre just a complete mess, from the top to the bottom. In all sincerity, very sad state of affairs. A further indictment of appointing an insider to take over. A complete disgrace.
This women is definitely telling the truth , the problem is we don’t know which of the numerous versions she has now told is the true one. O course some people will always take the side of anybody against the Gardai.