Murphy’s legal challenge to Special Criminal Court rejected

The Republic of Ireland’s Special Criminal Court has upheld the decision to try Thomas Murphy, the “good republican” who according to Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams “is not a criminal”, following an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau. [Added links] In doing so they rejected Senior Counsel Michael O’Higgins’ challenge to the validity of the order from Dundalk District Court sending him for trial in the non-jury court.