The High Court in Dublin has once again refused to extradite Ian Bailey to France.
Last year, a court in Paris found him guilty of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was beaten to death in west Cork in 1996.
Mr Bailey, who did not attend the trial, described it as a "farce".
The judge is still explaining why he decided Ian Bailey can’t be extradited. Mr Bailey is seated at the back of the court with a scarf wrapped around his face. He has previously described France’s pursuit of him for a crime he has never been charged with as a “living nightmare”
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Outside court today, his solicitor Frank Buttimer outlined the effect the latest extradition attempt has had on his client.
He said: "The impact on his life of the entire situation has been extremely challenging for him for the past 24 years.
"He always expresses his sadness and sympathy for the family of the late Ms Toscan du Plantier, while at the same always maintaining his innocence in connection with anything [to do with] that dreadful crime."