Mairia Cahill welcomes jail sentence for ‘typical rural man’ Slab Murphy

26 February 2016

I welcome today’s sentence of 18 months in jail for Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion.

Justice has finally caught up with this notorious individual.

For many years there have been substantial allegations that he is at the heart of republican activity – criminal and otherwise – in South Armagh. These allegations include matters far worse than tax evasion.

Despite this, he has been repeatedly defended as ‘a good republican’ and a ‘typical rural man’ by Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald over recent weeks and months. This is a further indication of how they put themselves and their friends first before victims and the rule of law.


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