Legendary singer Sinead O’Connor arranges to hand over unseen Ian Bailey interview footage to gardai
The Bray native plans to hand over the unseen footage to gardai to show them his physical and emotional reactions to questions
- 08:00, 20 JUL 2021
Legendary singer Sinead O’Connor has arranged with gardai to hand over unseen footage of her interview with Ian Bailey, we can reveal.
The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker met with the writer, who was a key suspect in the murder of French film maker Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, last week to interview him for her Sunday newspaper column.
Sinead recorded their interview on her iPhone, with Mr Bailey’s knowledge and asked him questions about the 1996 murder of the mum of one, which he always denied having any involvement in.
The Bray native plans to hand over the unseen footage to gardai to show them his physical and emotional reactions to questions she asked him about the case.
Sinead said: “I have made arrangements with gardai to hand over the footage. They requested I did not hand that over in the public arena because it will become part of the investigation.
“I didn’t give the footage to the Sunday Independent because when I spoke to gardai, their attitude was they would like to see it before deciding for themselves whether or not they want to make it public.”
It is understood the unpublished footage shows mum-of-four Sinead interviewing Mr Bailey and asking him five questions, including what did he think should happen to whoever murdered Sophie?