Plantier murder evidence examined
Authorities are to allow investigators from France to examine evidence linked to the infamous murder of a French citizen in Co Cork.
The move follows a request from a French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon who is probing the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
The 39-year-old film producer was found beaten to death outside her holiday home near Schull.
No-one has been convicted for the murder.
A spokesman for the Department of Justice in Dublin confirmed that French authorities, who have already been given access to written evidence in the case, will now be allowed to view physical evidence held in Ireland.
The French team is expected to travel here to carry out its examination of the items in the autumn.