AN GARDA Síochána have announced that a full review of the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case is to take place.
The announcement comes following a review by Assistance Commissioner of Organised and Serious Crime, and the Garda Serious Crime Review Team will conduct the review.
On completion of the review, the Serious Crime Review Team will provide recommendations to the local investigation team.
In a statement, An Garda Síochána said it will not be commenting on the specifics of the car as the investigation in ongoing.
Ms Toscan du Plantier was murdered in West Cork in 1996, and no one has ever been charged with her murder in Ireland.
However, journalist Ian Bailer was convicted in absentia in Paris in 2019 and received a 25 year sentence.
He has always denied her murder, and the Irish High Court ruled in 2020 that he cannot be extradited to France.
The case was the subject of two documentary series from Netflix and Sky, as well as a popular podcast from called West Cork.
An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to anyone who may have any information on this crime to contact the Garda investigation team at Bantry Garda Station 027 20860 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.