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#Larry Murphy

# larry-murphy - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Link between Larry Murphy and Deirdre Jacob ‘not as strong as people think’

The missing woman’s parents said there is only a “tenuous” connection with the convicted rapist and they want the public to refocus.

# larry-murphy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Fake journalist threatened to publish man's picture 'beside one of Larry Murphy'

The man extorted money from an elderly sex offender.

# larry-murphy - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Larry Murphy traced to Amsterdam by TV3 programme

The convicted rapist is shown talking to a number of women with a “very close pal” of his in the show which airs tonight.

# larry-murphy - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: August Review2010 This post contains videos

2010 in review: August

Authorities approve a mosque near Ground Zero, a Chilean mine collapses, and a Coventry woman puts a cat in a wheelie bin.

# larry-murphy - Monday 29 November, 2010

Prison system damaging to individuals and society: report

The Irish Prison Chaplains’ annual reports slams the criminal justice system and the media.

# larry-murphy - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the former Mountjoy governor claims Larry Murphy was thrown to the wolves; George W Bush claims waterboarding “saved lives”, and Chris de Burgh sees red.

# larry-murphy - Friday 29 October, 2010

'New leads' in disappeared women cases

Operation Trace detectives reported to have received new information in mysterious cases of missing Leinster women.

# larry-murphy - Sunday 15 August, 2010

THE BROTHER OF convicted rapist Larry Murphy has spoken of his inability to understand how anyone could “carry out a crime like that”.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One yesterday, Tom Murphy said that he was being ostracised in his home town of Baltinglass, Co Wicklow. Murphy said that people who knew him were turning away from him in the street because he is Larry’s brother.

He emphasised that Larry would not be staying with him following his release from prison three days ago, and said that their family has been destroyed by him. Tom said Larry wouldn’t tell him the truth about what he had done, and had refused to get counselling. He said:

A person who doesn’t want to help themselves, can’t be helped.

Tom Murphy said it was time for the press to allow the woman who was assaulted and raped by Larry Murphy 10 years ago to get on with her life, and that she deserved an apology from her attacker: “That woman deserves those two words: I’m sorry.”

When asked by the presenter, Charlie Bird, if he had ever spoken to his brother about a number of women who remain missing in Ireland, such as Jo Jo Dullard, Tom Murphy said he did ask him, and Larry said he had nothing to do with it and couldn’t believe he would ask that.

He said he could believe his brother didn’t have any connection to the disappearances, adding:

If he is guilty of these crimes, I’d like him to be caught for it and pay the penalty for it.

# larry-murphy - Thursday 12 August, 2010

RELEASED EARLIER TODAY, convicted rapist Larry Murphy was last spotted by a chasing press pack getting out of a taxi on Grafton St. But did Larry Murphy go for a burger?

Murphy had been followed by a large number of press from the tabloid newspapers, as well as members of the Gardaí, after he was released from Arbour Hill prison at 10.15am. He later went to Coolock Gardaí station to make a formal complaint against the media.

Reporters continued to follow Murphy, however, and trailed him as he went to Grafton street, according to RTÉ, before disappearing into the crowd. However, one user on Facebook says Murphy was spotted in McDonalds.

Writing on the wall of a Facebook group called “Sightings of Larry Murphy”, Tom Brennan wrote:

He was in Mc Donald’s on Grafton St, few gardai walked in and, two walked out again and one stood at the door. He isn’t wearing the same hoodie (denim jacket over red t-shirt) but still has baseball cap and sunglasses. He left after his meal and walked quickly up towards the St Stephens Green centre with his head down, followed by two of the gardai

Boards.ie users have also said Murphy was sighted going towards Connolly Station while another user said they had spotted Murphy on Talbot Street.

Gardaí are said to know where Murphy is, however. As a registered sex offender he is obliged to sign on at a police station each week, and must inform Gardaí of his permanent address within seven days.

The Irish Sun are said to have plastered posters of Murphy with the line ‘Beware: Rapist’ across Wicklow.


CONVICTED RAPIST Larry Murphy has been released from Arbour Hill prison this morning.

Murphy was released just after 10:10am this morning, leaving through the prison’s front entrance while the waiting media were held back by Garda barriers.

It had earlier been expected that Murphy would be released shortly after midnight to avoid a mass public disturbance, but Murphy (45) was instead collected by a grey taxi in the light of day, and drove off without comment.


He was released after serving 10-and-a-half years of his year sentence (with one year suspended) for the repeated rape and attempted suffocation of a Carlow woman in February 2000.

Gardaí have confirmed that a management plan is in place to monitor Murphy’s activities and whereabouts, as he is cosidered a high-risk offender. He will also be visited by a Garda at least once a month.

It is expected, however, that he will leave the country and flee to a new life in Britain.