Ian Bailey has been ordered to pay €115,000 in compensation to the family of Sophie Tuscon du Plantier by a court in France.
The 39 year old film producer was found dead near Schull in West Cork on December 23rd, 1996.
Last month, a French court convicted Ian Bailey of her murder, in a trial which the 62 year old did not attend.
Mr Bailey has repeatedly denied the claims.
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