Thomas Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court on Friday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Co Louth republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has been sentenced to 18 months’ jail for the non-filing of tax returns. The reputed former chief of the Pro(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, December 8th, 2015. He is being prosecuted on foot of an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge at the Special Criminal Court trial of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for alleged tax evasion has indicated the court may deliver j(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who  has pleaded not guilty to tax offences related to  the years 1996/97 to 2004, outside the Special Criminal Court, Dublin, November 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

A forensic accountant working with the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) conducted an objective analysis of documents found in a shed on the Border, the Sp(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, has pleaded not guilty to tax offences for the years 1996/97 to 2004. Photograph: Collins Courts

A forensic accountant working for the Criminal Assets Bureau has told the trial of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for alleged tax evasion t(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy  (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, has pleaded not guilty to nine charges that he failed to furnish a return of his income, profits or gains or the source of his income, profits or gains to the Collector General or the Inspector of Taxes for the years 1996/97 to 2004. File photograph: Court Collins

The trial of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for alleged tax evasion has heard that in October 2004 a man of the same name supplied cattle w(...)

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has pleaded not guilty to nine tax offences for the years 1996-97 to 2004 at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Court Collins

A Co Meath farmer told members of the Criminal Assets Bureau that a man named Thomas Murphy rented land from him and paid him in cash, the trial at th(...)