How Do You Lose A Gate?

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From top: Ian Bailey; The home of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier  Schull, County Cork in December, 1996

The GSOC report states that in 2013 its investigators received documentation from the gardaí which outlined an extensive list of significant documents — including witness statements and 22 exhibits — that can no longer be located.

These include a blood-spattered gate taken from close to where Ms Du Plantier’s body was found; a French wine bottle discovered in a field next to the murder scene; and a black overcoat belonging to Ian Bailey.

A total of 139 original statements are missing from witnesses and include original memos of interviews with Jules Thomas and Marie Farrell.

…GSOC investigators also discovered that other “miscellaneous items” are missing which include a diary belonging to Ian Bailey and tape recordings/transcripts of conversations between Ian Bailey and a foreign journalist.

The GSOC report also expressed concern that there are pages missing from the original garda ‘Jobs Books’ in relation to the murder investigation.

…GSOC said their concern is further compounded by the fact that the specific pages missing are from the time when Mr Bailey seems to have first been identified as a potential suspect and as such they are potentially very significant.

Latest: Report says no evidence to suggest Ian Bailey was framed (Irish Examiner)

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19 thoughts on “How Do You Lose A Gate?

  1. Mattress Pat

    A now deceased Garda did it, according to Gemma O’Doherty. Given you can’t defame the dead, why doesn’t she name him?

  2. ollie

    And RTE news ran with ” No evidence of Garda malpractice found”. This Country really is isckening, our GArda force is a disgrace, piled high with corruption. The system of promotion based on crime solving encourages a total lack of crime prevention and other stuff, no-on loses a gate accidently, no-one!

    Even the anti drink driving campaigns are based on detection and conviction. Why not set up a checkpoint in the pub car park and confiscate keys from potential drunk drivers? No conviction no promotion

    1. The Dude

      Ah shur its grand. If there’s any issue, shur a nice big pay-off to somebody to go quietly is now the established custom. At your expense and my expense – and to hell with accountability.

  3. Cian

    “Report says no evidence to suggest Ian Bailey was framed (Irish Examiner)”

    “139 original statements” and “22 exhibits — can no longer be located”. Hmmm.. I wonder are these items the “no evidence” that suggest that Ian Bailey was framed?

  4. Frilly Keane

    the question is How d’ya lose a gate?

    easy eoungh down there I’d say

    lay’ve in on the side of the road
    and within 20 minutes a local entrepreneur will have it inta a trailer

    and tbh
    its hard to deny that its placement against a ditch or whatever to have local nature takes its course
    was strategic

    a feckin big piece of hardware with blood on it
    at the scene of a murder

    that’s not incompetence or sloppyiness
    that’s deliberate

  5. Liam Deliverance

    This is just 1 of dozens of cases that shows that An Garda Siochana is a totally corrupt organisation throughout it’s ranks, that it is more than willing to destroy peoples lives in an attempt to protect itself, that it’s remit of upholding the law was never important, that falsifying records and misappropriating funds is important, that trusting them and getting involved with them would be foolhardy, that the ramifications of their chosen ethos reverberates across decades bringing pain and suffering, that our country is in the mess it’s in because of their corruption and that the problem must be addressed now.

  6. andy

    I worked it out
    The garda realised instead causing a fence they would mit a gate
    The fence hence how you loose a gate

  7. Lilly

    Let’s say Gemma O’Doherty is right, and a Garda did it – why would his colleagues cover up for him? They were fast enough to turn on Maurice McCabe who was just trying to do his job, why would they go to such lengths for a murdering scumbag?

    1. Giggidygoo

      Same as the Maurice McCabe scenario. Circling the wagons. Probably more than one implicated. A similar scenario raises its ugly head in the Garda, Political, Legal, Religious and professional circles. Fr. Niall Molloy case. Mary Boyle Case.
      It’s par for the course in this septic little settlement.

    2. Ger Mc

      Well said Lilly. Used to be a big fan of Gemma but she is getting ridiculous now. She doesn’t solve anything or present any new evidence . Attention seeking . My two cents for today

  8. A FEW GOOD MEN

    WOULD NOT ALL THOSE MISSING PIECES OF EVIDENCE HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO LAB, TO UNDERGO FORENSIC TESTING?
    SURELY THIS EVIDENCE HAS BEEN LOGGED, TESTED, AND RESULTS DOCUMENTED.
    IAN BAILEY HAS SPOKEN RECENTLY REGARDING FORENSIC REPORTS INDICATING BLOOD SAMPLE FOUND AT SCENE OF MURDER, WHICH DID NOT MATCH THE DECEASED VICTIM, OR HIS BLOOD TYPE. THIS BLOOD SAMPLE COULD BE RESULT CROSS CONTAMINATION, AS THE FAILURE TO PRESERVE THE CRIME SCENE IN THE IMMEDIACY SAW ANY NUMBER OF PEOPLE, GROUPS OF PEOPLE VISIT THE SITE.
    IN SINCERITY I WISH THE FAMILY OF SOPHIE TUSCON DU PLANTIER WOULD BRING PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE STATE FOR THE GRAVE MIS-CARRAIGE OF JUSTICE EXPERIENCED BY THEM AT THE HANDS OF INEPT GARDAI.
    HONESTLY IT IS A SHAME OF OUR NATION,THAT SO MANY HAVE SUFFERED THE DEVASTATING LOSS OF A LOVED ONE IN TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES, TO HAVE THEIR PAIN AND ANGUISH FURTHER COMPOUNDED AT THE INCOMPETENCE OF INEPT POLICE INVESTIGATION, WHOM IF WE ARE TOTALLY HONEST ARE NOT AT FAULT, AS MEMBERS OF THE GARDA DO NOT RECEIVE THE TRAINING REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THE WORK REQUIRED OF THEM.
    THE FINDINGS OF THE FR NIALL MOLLOY MURDER ENQUIRY IS A CARBON COPY OF THE SOPHIE DU PLANTIER CASE, INCOMPETENCE, LOST EVIDENCE, FILES MISSING, ECT.
    IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. WHILE WE ARE DEEPLY EMBARRASSED AND ASHAMED AS A NATION.
    OUR GARDAI SHOULD FEEL IT EVEN MORE SO AND DEMAND CHANGE.

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