Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Caoimhghín O Caoláin outside the Mater hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has committed to the abolition of the Special Criminal Court in its general election manifesto. The party said it would repeal the Offences(...)

David Byrne: list of convictions was minimal but he was regarded as a significant gangland figure by gardaí. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious convictio(...)

Michael Lowry denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Lowry has been subject to “unprecedented” State scrutiny for 20 years and his prosecution on tax charges contrasts with failure(...)

Denis O’Brien: An interview with the businessman has yet to take place but will be sought. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Criminal Assets Bureau will look to interview businessman Denis O’Brien about the findings of the Moriarty tribunal report after it has gathered f(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy was found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years. Murphy was remanded on continuing bail until February 12th next year, when he will be sentenced. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí are fearful of a split within Sinn Féin-IRA should Thomas “Slab” Murphy be jailed for tax evasion in the New Year following his conviction last(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: Found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years. Photograph: Collins

The gang associated with prominent Border republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy believe they were to be left alone as part of the peace process agreement, a(...)

Sinn Féin leader Adams at the annual turning on of the Christmas Tree lights in Leinster House. Photograph: The Irish Times

The speed with which Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams rushed to the defence of the south Armagh republican boss Thomas “Slab” Murphy raises a number of em(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy: got the bulk of the IRA in south Armagh over the line. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s backing of Thomas “Slab” Murphy will be seized upon by politicians from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, DUP, Ulster Unionist, SDLP and oth(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has defended Thomas “Slab” Murphy, the Co Louth man who was convicted this week on nine charges of tax evasion. In a sta(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court: the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” Murphy was guilty on all of the indictment’s counts. Photograph: Collins Courts

On the 13th day of the trial for tax evasion of Thomas “Slab” Murphy, his defence counsel, John Kearney QC, apologised to the court. “You didn’t wande(...)