The former main suspect in the murder of French producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier reveals that he was “very interested in them”.
“I just got into the fashion industry with my first t-shirt design,” he told the Sunday world.
“It’s a stylized image of myself, done by someone else, with the epic logo or motto ‘Is féidir linn’. As a Gaeilge, it means ‘Yes we can’.
He adds: “It’s white with an image. I’m hoping to get €20 each for them because I’m doing small runs.
“People can buy them through my Facebook site, or by mail, or by email contact.
“I sold a few, I had a few requests. It’s kinda fun really. I did a short run. It’s one size – it’s 2XL or nothing, because it’s the size that fits me.
England’s Bailey, who earlier this week told us he was ‘delighted’ that Gardai is reopening its investigation into the Frenchwoman’s murder, says he will use all proceeds from the sale of his T-shirts to fund a new podcast he is developing.
“I try to be creative and continue with my own podcast. I try to earn the money I need to produce the podcast,” he explains.
“I’m making slow progress with it, but that’s just the productions way.
“The podcast will be under the working title of ‘Ian Bailey in his own words.’
He uses the Irish version of “Yes we can”, made famous by Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
“‘Yes, we can’, it really was Obama, I would be a supporter of him,” he beams. “Trump couldn’t have thought of something so significant.”
When asked if he himself would be interested in entering politics, the 65-year-old hesitated before replying: “It’s clear that we pay attention to politics, it’s a reality unavoidable.”
The former journalist turned poet adds that he has several other projects in development.
“I have two poetry books, I have a new DVD this year of a live performance.”
Gardai have announced that they will now carry out a ‘full examination’ of the horrific murder of the Frenchwoman just before Christmas in 1996 in West Cork.
“This is what I asked and called for over 12 months ago when I first wrote Commissioner Drew Harris,” Bailey told Us earlier this week.
“I have asked Commissioner Harris, as clean hands, to look into this matter and have offered my assistance in any way I can.
“I have always said that if I could cooperate in any meaningful way with anything to do with this case, I would be happy to cooperate.”
Sophie (39) was beaten to death with a rock and cinder block on the night of December 22, 1996, at her holiday home in Toormore, near Schull in County Cork.
The Garda’s cold case unit last year conducted a detailed ‘framing exercise’ into the murder of the mother of a child last year. A preliminary review by investigators was completed in January.
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The report – which was to recommend whether or not a full Garda review of the case was warranted – was then submitted to Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who was in charge of special criminal operations at An Garda Síochána before his retirement on Tuesday. .
It has now been announced that the murder case will be looked into by specialist officers after a decision was finally made last night.
“Following a review by the Assistant Commissioner for Organized and Serious Crime, the Garda Serious Crime Review Team will now conduct a full review of this case,” a spokesperson for the Garda said. Kept.
“Once this review is finalized, the Major Crimes Review Team will provide recommendations to the local investigation team.
“An Garda Síochána continues to call on anyone who may have information about this crime to contact the Garda Investigation Team at Bantry Garda Station 027 20860 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111,” it said. -he adds.