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Senan Molony

Senan Molony is an award-winning journalist based in Dublin, who works with the Irish Independent. As crime correspondent with The Star for six years, he covered the murder of the journalist Veronica Guerin and twice gave evidence against the Gilligan gang in the Special Criminal Court. He also entered the witness box in the case of the so-called ‘Black Widow,’ Catherine Nevin. He has reported variously for the Evening Herald, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Independent on tribunals, trials and murder investigations in Ireland and Britain, from the infamous Jamie Bulger murder in Liverpool to the appeals against wrongful bombing conviction of the Birmingham Six. A ‘Scoop of the Year’ winner at the inaugural National Newspapers of Ireland awards, he is author of bestselling book The Phoenix Park Murders about infamous political assassinations in 1882. Senan has also written books about the Titanic, Lusitania and other ships, and devised and presented a number of television documentaries in Ireland, England and the United States – even appearing on Japanese television. A scholar of James Joyce and author of a book about Ulysses, he has long earned a living writing about politics at Leinster House. But there is one case that has haunted his career for three decades, and it is the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder. As the first national journalist at the crime scene, whose stringer Ian Bailey became the prime suspect, here, for the historical record, he tells all there is to know.
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