Sophie Toscan du Plantier's uncle says he's very hopeful a new Garda investigation will lead to charges in connection with her murder.
It comes ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Frenchwoman's death on Thursday.
The French filmmaker was beaten to death with a brick and a rock outside her holiday home in Schull in west Cork, two days before Christmas in 1996.
Her uncle, Jean-Pierre Gazeau, has remembered her fondly ahead of the anniversary, saying she was his first niece.
Jean-Pierre is hopeful there may be some new developments in the Irish investigation soon.
He told Newstalk: "There is a new investigation from gardaí... we hope there will be some outcome from this new investigation.
"We hope strongly the new DPP will have new consideration about the case."
No one has ever been charged with Sophie's murder in Ireland, although former journalist Ian Bailey was twice arrested.
Mr Bailey was convicted in his absence in Paris two years ago - but the Irish courts have refused to extradite him to serve a jail sentence.
Jean-Pierre said it's a "pity" the Irish State has refused to extradite Mr Bailey, as extradition could lead to a full new trial in which Mr Bailey would be able to give his defence and have his own legal team.
Mr Bailey has previously said he has no intention of going to France, as he doesn't believe he will be given a fair trial.
He has also reiterated that he's an "innocent man".
Sophie's family will be remembering her with services in west Cork and France in the coming days.