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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C
Mark Stedman
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Thomas 'Slab' Murphy found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years
He will be sentenced in February.

PROMINENT REPUBLICAN THOMAS “Slab” Murphy has been found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years.

Delivering judgement today at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said that the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” that Murphy was guilty of all the charges on his indictment.

Murphy (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, had pleaded not guilty to nine charges alleging 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.

Mr Justice Butler said that the court was satisfied that although Murphy conducted dealings in relation to cattle and land, and received farming grants from the Department of Agriculture, he failed to make any returns to Revenue.

Murphy was remanded on continuing bail until 12 February next year, when he will be sentenced.

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