High Court proceedings begin against Thomas Murphy

The latest news from the new front – the long war against criminality. The Sunday Times reports that the Criminal Assets Bureau are continuing to follow the paper trail and they started High Court proceedings on April 24th to recover €5.3million in assets from Thomas “Slab” Murphy under the Taxes Consolidation Act (TCA). The tax bill is described as an “initial instalment”. The Sunday Times also notes that Murphy had 28 days to appeal the earlier assessment notice issued in March, or agree a settlement, but failed to do so.

  • Brian Boru

    Are we going to have to wait until every penny/cent is recovered from decades and decades before we see SF allowed into govt in the North? I think maybe a statute of limitations should be introduced to draw a line under some of this. Otherwise it will drag on forever.

  • ingram

    Brian,

    You know this vile creature has made a VAST living out of this conflict, you need to stop making excuses for him and let the AUTHORITIES deal with him.

    Sinn Fein agreed to a State`s a crack down on Republican criminals and would appear comfortable with both Governments actions todate.

    It is all part of the dance routine agreed with “Vichy” Republicans.

    Martin
    Martin

  • Harry

    These are political actions which serve to criminalise a whole community. Would that the government of the Republic had shown such rigour in pursuing the illegal dealings of deValera and the Irish Press takover or indeed the shenanigans of the current clutch of Bertie’s ‘friends’ who are shystering away hundreds of millions as we speak.

    The criminalisation of nationalist aspirations continues apace even in a time of peace. Makes you understand why the war started in the first place.

  • Brian Boru

    But Martin, they will never find everything so the question is whether we want to give endless ammo to rejectionist Unionism to block the implementation of the GFA democratically endorsed North and South. As a Southerner who voted to change Articles 2 and 3 in 98 I think my electorate has a right to see the quid-pro-quo implemented and not frustrated. I am not calling for a total amnesty I am calling for a statute-of-limitations because there is so much out there from decades and if we crack down too hard it may endanger the peace process on 2 fronts – in terms of maintaining the end of the campaign and integrating the Provisional movement into constitutional democratic politics – and in terms of giving the rejectionist Unionism all the ammo they need to blow up (metaphorically) the peace process. The greater good has to come first.

  • heck

    martin, you hit the nail on the head. They are going after this guy because your buddies could’nt corrupt the “fighting me from crossmaglen” and now the war is over they are looking for pay back.

    You can’t except that at least the south armagh boys won.

    If we are going after “this vile creature” lets be fair and go after your vile creature gordon kerr.

  • ingram

    Brian,

    Quote”The greater good has to come first.

    That is exactly what Gordon Kerr said to me. I will tell you what I said to him. You are wrong, that is Anarchy. The rule of law must be maintained, he must be brought before the courts and judged like any other party. Slab is no different than any other person, or do you think the Chief Of Staff as PI defence?

    Heck,

    Quote”If we are going after “this vile creature” lets be fair and go after your vile creature gordon kerr.

    We agree. I have done more than most on that front, have you read the Suzy Breen piece today? it is about bringing ALL criminals to justice.

    Martin

  • ingram

    Heck,

    Quote”You can’t except that at least the south armagh boys won.

    Oh yes, one more thing we agree upon.

    Martin

  • heck

    martin

    referring to another thread,

    it is in places like south armagh,tyrone and south derry that the flame will be kept alive.

    Unfortunately, and as someone from Belfast, I think it is in the cities that you guys were successful.

    On this day, and to quote bobby sands and the other prisoners “Our day will come”.

  • elfinto

    heck,

    it is in places like south armagh,tyrone and south derry that the flame will be kept alive.

    You are starting to believe his propaganda.

    The flame of Irish republicanism is very much alive throughout the six counties, throughout Ireland and beyond.

  • “The flame of Irish republicanism is very much alive throughout the six counties, throughout Ireland and beyond”, Thanks to smuggled petrol, cigarettes and ganja. I notice Gerry no longer sports his pipe. Maybe next he will tell us that hijacking cigarette lorries is “wrong”.
    Smuggling has been a way of life in Murphy’s backyard since 1923. Paddy Kavanagh writes about it in The Green Fool.
    Also, when Slab did his mnost recent runner with his breakfast bacon in one hand and a cup of scalding tea in the other, how did he manage to evade the hundreds of peelers who were paying him the visit? Did he jump fences like he was running i nthe 2.430 at Cheltenham? Also, if this “GAA fanatic” was lapping up local junior GAA matches and staying with friends and relations, presumably in a small radius, why could the hundreds of peelers not serve their dumb warrant? Obviously, another agenda is afoot.

  • ingram

    Taigs,

    Quote”why could the hundreds of peelers not serve their dumb warrant? Obviously, another agenda is afoot.

    Some of you are starting to learn the rules of this game. Well done.

  • Bunter

    Martin I! You know as well as the dogs in the street that you are as much as a piece of S%$t as Slab was/is. Any man who takes an oath and then the Queens shilling and turns on the very people who fed and clothed you for years in my book is lower than a rrrrat or the Scap. We hear you mouthing off all over the planet why dont you act like a man and come out of the closet.

    Honestly folks like you make my skin crawl. Your just a low life piece of scum. Sempter!

  • heck

    So much for playing the ball bunter!!

    I disagree with what MI did in his career more that most on this site and find his claim to be an Irish nationalist a joke but you post is frankly a load of crap

    I guess you are a unionist and your post just proves the point I have made before. The problems in nor iron don’t result from IRA arms or “criminality”, but from the hate filled ideology of the unionist community. Instead on taking MI on the issues to resort to some hate filled bile.

    One of the worst thing MI and his intelligence buddies did (and still do) is to brief the policy makers they can’t do anything to confront unionist bigotry because of some imaginary army of retired colonel blimps ready to be mobilized in the event of any concession to nationalists. This is, I believe, what lead Mo Mowlam to allow the PSNI to force the OO down the Gervaghy Road and lead to the ascent to the useless Trimble.

  • ingram

    Bunter,

    Grow up, my oath is to the law not to the GOVT , ie to uphold the law in the interests of the Public. I joined the Intelligence Corps and the FRU to save lives not take it.

    I take it you are Unionist, well my answer to you boy is nobody fed and clothed me I worked for it along with 90% of the FRU honestly working in the interest of society. The 10% who broke it are no different to Slab and are in the sights.

    Martin , well fed and well clothed.

  • Belfastwhite

    So Martin I take it you’ll be telling the forthcoming enquiries ie Finucane, Wright etc all you know about this 10%!!! of murdering scumbags then if you are so interested in keeping the rule of law.