Slab Murphy arrested….

Worth mention, but there are precious few details to go with this news yet, but Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has been arrested by the Gardai… He was briefly taken to hospital, but is now back in Dundalk Police Station…

  • Pete Baker
  • John

    more interesting and worrying is the shooting of the PSNI fficer in Derry

  • John

    oh yeah

    Or the other children in the area when someone dicharges a shotgun outside a school

    or people like the rape victin Derry who might hope that the police would be able to devote their resources to capturing her attacker

    or catholics hurt in the predictable retaliation by whoever

    and so on

  • joeCanuck

    oh yeah is a well known troll.
    (Hint) He really hates being ignored.

  • I Wonder

    Its a troll, ignore.

  • spiritof07

    Gosh, i really hope that poor Mr Murphy is not too sick. Being ill and arrested in one day must be a thorouoghly unpleasant experience. And him such a nice man.

  • harry

    did Gerry A not call Slab a “good Republican”??
    if so is gerry going to be lodging a complaint against the garda for “political policing” and harrassment of innocent republicans??

    or is sinn fein washing their hands of the old warhorse,

    or is slab now just a “criminal element”

  • al

    the only people with anything to worry about john, are the innocent people who will be getting their homes trashed today by the ruc/psni
    Posted by oh yeah on Nov 08, 2007 @ 10:52 AM

    head just a bit far up your arse mate?

  • joeCanuck

    Public Warning:

    Do not feed the troll

  • I Wonder apparent heart attack.

    Did he see the ghost of Eamon Collins, perhaps?


    Heart attack?

    What heart?

  • Nevin
  • jake

    just saw ‘slab’s’ pic on rte and bbc – nice friends gerry and martin have!!

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  • pith

    If he is only allowed one phone call maybe he could try the Paisley lads.

  • dewi

    Out on bail of 70k Euros – whatever you feel about him (and for keeping SA in process must get some credit)the bail level seems a little low.

  • Tiberius

    bet slab regrets the whole decommissioning thing now, someone get him the yellow pages

  • harry

    well at leat he was in ardee court house.

    some end up in the cullyhanna courthouse. no bail there

  • Turgon

    Completely random thought but why has Murphy been arrested at this time? I very much doubt that the governments (let alone the DUP) want reminded about Mr. Quinn’s death but might there be a link between the timing of Murphy’s arrest and trying to demonstrate that the gardai want proper cooperation about Mr. Quinn’s murder? As I say a random thought.

  • joeCanuck

    Interesting thought nonetheless, Turgon.

  • Nevin
  • Red Diesel

    Here’s another random thought re Cullyhanna. Nicknames are family-generic rather than personal around here. They are used to distinguish between the very many families called Murphy, descendants of the Mac Muircheadh driven from Tyrone by the Dungannon O’Neills in the 1340s, and given refuge and land by the O’Neills of the Fews around what is now Ballsmill-Glasdrummond. So there are the Whoppers and the Paramours (great story there) and the Corneys and so on. But back to the Slabs – there are several and since only one has demonstrated that he can’t win a libel case I can say no more.

  • Baslamak


    Leading Irish Republican arrested on Tax charges

  • Outsider

    All the blood on this scumbags hands and the best the legal system in the ROI can do is arrest him for tax evasion. I suppose its an improvement from the ROIs counterparts in NI who would have ensured that he was in government with Unionists simply having to accept it.

    Regardless of this he is likely to get off with this crime as he has with all others at best he will get his wrists slapped and a fine.

  • Rory (South Derry)

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    The ARMY COUNCIL are demanding that the people they now describe as embarrassments in the South Armagh Brigade are brought to task over the MURDER of this kid who did nothing more than stand up to a Deisel Thug!

    4 Former Long Kesh RPOWs (including a well-known snipper) are said to be directly involved in the kids murder and I wonder will the licences of these Provo thugs be revoked or do they get to continue to kill, rob and steal

    Was this what hundreds of Real Republicans died for?

  • harry

    how do u know he s being questioned over the quinn murder????

  • Rory (South Derry)

    As a Republican lets just say I know! (And more to the point so do Sinn Fein)

    Also wee Provo scumbags around Green deseil land are also missing since tuesday night.

    Maybe the snipper will go down for 1 murder finally as well

  • ciaran

    Rory, an awful lot of allegations without any proof. “As a Republican lets just say I know” I think you are overstating your information somewhat.

  • harry

    wouldnt the guarda make a song and dance if they thought they could pin stuff on him for quinn.

    and let him out on bail.

    no doubt the provies did it though.

  • Rory (South Derry)


    The Garda are just going through the motions as the PSNI did with every thing the Provos have done since 2003

    Can someone in South Armagh deny it – I doubt not!

    THE PROVOs did it – Just watching the the cover up onfold!

  • harry

    i am little cofused rory,

    are the guards going to pin the quinn murder on him. or they just sweep the whole thing under the carpet

    and charge nobody for it

  • Rory (South Derry)

    The conspiracy is on both sides of the border!

    The Peace process is the No:1 agenda – regardless of who the Provos kill!

    Just going through the motions – Haven’t the Garda always done that since 1998.

  • Frank Sinistra

    I hope Slugger takes down Rory’s above post on arrests if it is shown to be untrue.

    I’m no fan of the Provisional Movement but there’s no need to spread disinformation. Should be a straight red if it’s a lie regardless of the fact you might not face legal sanction.

    If false it would also be a major factor in judging the poster’s future ‘credibility’.

    Angry – fine. Spoofing – not so.

  • Rory (South Derry)

    Spoof? NO!

    Angry? No!

    The Provos have murdered this kid and the Slabs mob are up to their armpits in it!

    After all everything that happens is only allowed to do so with his blessin!

    Was the Peace process not at a stage where no one could hide?

    If I am spoofing why are the Provo sympathy mob that normally bombard this thread not jumping to defend the Chief of Staff?

    The silence is deadly!

  • Frank Sinistra


    It’s simple, you said Murphy had been arrested and questioned in relation to the Quinn murder.

    That’s either true or a lie.

    Where’s your evidence?

    The Provisionals can speak for themselves. I’m asking for delineation between creative fiction and fact.

  • Rory (South Derry

    Frank Sinistra

    I beg the Provo’s to deny it and I doubt my source in Jonesborough is Wrong given his close relationship with the South Armagh Brigade past and present!

  • Frank Sinistra


    Anonymous sources is it? You should get a job with the Sindo.

    I’ll leave you to your conspiracy theories. Pete tells us tinfoil hats won’t help.

  • Rory (South Derry)

    Frank Sinistra

    No anonymous sources!

    I do not tout people – I would rathe leave that to our former comrades in the Provo’s

    The man went to jail for these tramps in the past and is a proper republican with principles

  • Bill Finnerty

    Delighted with these legal proceedings. Cannot help but think of poor Tom Olivers family at a time like this.
    Congratulations to all at the Criminal Assets Bureau for devoting so much time to dealing with a very complex case of criminality and corruption. Hope that justice will prevail in the end.

  • Tiberius

    if ever there was a reason for the hawks in south armagh to act this is it. thoses behind this need to be careful, the dissidents are loving this!

  • joe reid

    it is hard to know if everything that has been writter about “Slab Murphy” is true but listening to shinners talking about him during the last few days, it is clear that his former comrades are preparing to disown him.Republican career politicans would like to pretend that they never heard of Mr. Murphy.

  • Shawn

    LOL if ever there was a reason for the SF to claim “slab” it is now! isnt it every republicans duty to deny solace and sucor(and taxes) to its oppresor

  • harry

    no, it would appear that every republican’s duty is to turn up at edentubber today to honour 5 ira guys who blew themselves up in the 50s,

    except for the 4 psf councillors who are going to the poppyday/ enniskillen bomb memorial in enniskillen today.

    now to which am i to go and commemorate, gerry???

    the ira victims of an ira bomb??
    the protestant victims of an ira bomb??

    i am confused