‘I’m just a piece of driftwood’ — Ian Bailey confirms he has joined Twitter
Ian Bailey has confirmed to Extra.ie that he has set up a Twitter account.
On the back of two recently released documentaries about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in December of 1996, Mr Bailey has once again become a prominent figure in Irish media.
Mr Bailey has consistently maintained his innocence relating to the crime and no charges have ever been pressed against him in Ireland.
However, having been tried in absentia for Sophie’s murder in France, Mr Bailey is still at the forefront of the investigation and has said he is now focused on proving his innocence and clearing his name.
Last month, a Twitter account for an Ian Kenneth Bailey was set up on the social platform with the first Tweet reading: ‘I’m just a piece of driftwood bobbing in the tides of life and strife…waiting for the next crashing wave to break me or take me to a higher place.’
Less than a week later, another tweet read: ‘May the truth, the whole truth and the absolute truth come out.’
When contacted by Extra.ie in regard to the authenticity of the tweets, Mr Bailey confirmed that he is managing the account.
So far, Mr Bailey’s tweets have skated along the lines of controversy with one post announcing a poetry reading in Bantry sarcastically stating that he would be ‘wearing a disguise’.
Another tweet posted on July 6 stated that Gardai had confirmed the launch of a cold case review of the Ms Toscan du Plantier investigation.
Having contacted An Garda Siochana, Extra.ie was informed that no such review has been ordered as the case ‘remains active’.
Explaining his tweet, Mr Bailey said that he was referring to an article in which a Garda source said that a cold case review was now inevitable.
‘I haven’t heard formally from the commissioner’s office but, reacting to that particular report, if it’s true, and there is to be a comprehensive cold case review, I am clearly very pleased that my call for such a review has been acknowledged,’ he said.
‘I would hope that when it is complete and all the information is considered, it may lead to an acknowledgement that I was falsely implicated as the murderer.
‘I have already said in my letter to Mr [Drew] Harris that any such investigation would receive 100% cooperation from me, from my former partner, Jules, and from my solicitor, Frank Buttimer. It won’t happen overnight but I’m very pleased it would appear it is now going to occur.’
Mr Bailey’s Twitter account can be found here.