Meanwhile, At The High Court


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Marie Farrell arriving at the High Court on Wednesday reports:

“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 (

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19 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At The High Court

    1. GiGi

      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!

  1. realPolithicks

    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?

  2. Continuity Jay-Z

    She strikes me as quite the fantisist though. She sounds like a woman who doesn’t mind being embroiled in this farrargo.

  3. Lilly

    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.

  4. Sancho

    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.

    1. Tonyc

      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.

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