George Lee is never one to knowingly accentuate the positive, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong

Some say that the glass is half empty. Others that it is half full. And then there is George Lee, the economics reporter who meets you with an implori(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy after appearing in court in  2007: Murphy was once described as “a good republican” by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has been found guilty of tax evasion by the Special Criminal Court for failing to furnish tax returns for ne(...)