Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court (CCJ) for a sentencing hearing for tax evasion last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has withdrawn an appeal against his 18-month prison sentence for tax evasion. The 67-year-old, whose farm a(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who is appealing against his conviction  for tax evasion.  Senior counsel John Kearney said all the tax due was paid by members of the 67-year-old’s family. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy had nothing to do with cattle farming, according to his lawyers in an appeal against conviction for evading(...)

Alleged former IRA leader Thomas ‘Slab’  Murphy. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy was found guilty of evading tax his brother had already paid, his lawyers have submitted to the Court of App(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing over tax evasion at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted Thomas “Slab” Murphy is a good republican, despite his being sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasio(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arrives at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The SDLP, DUP and Ulster Unionist Party have welcomed the 18-month sentence given to Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion. The DUP leader and First(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy outside the Criminal Courts of Justice. File photograph: Reuters

Photographers were prevented from taking photographs of Thomas “Slab” Murphy leaving a polling station in Hackbalscross, Co Louth, by a garda who told(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy leaving the Special Criminal Court   in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The reputed former chief of staff of the Provisional IRA, Thomas “Slab” Murphy, was patted down by a member of An Garda Síochána as he passed through (...)

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(...)

An application by lawyers for prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy to have alleged tax evasion charges against him dismissed has been rejected by the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Collins Courts.

An application by lawyers for prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy to have alleged tax evasion charges against him dismissed has been rejected by(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, who has pleaded not guilty to tax offences for the years 1996/97 to 2004. Photograph: Court Collins.

The trial at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for alleged tax evasion has heard that members of the C(...)

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