Murphy remanded on bail until the end of December

Already delayed longer than expected, the trial of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy will be delayed further. His legal challenge to the validity of the order from Dundalk District Court sending him for trial in Special Criminal Court was previously rejected, but the “good republican” has now been granted a judicial review of the decision to try him at the non-jury court on tax evasion charges. The High Court proceedings will be heard on 18 November. [And thence to the Supreme Court? – Ed] Adds I’m not clear on whether a judicial review has actually been granted or whether just an application for a review will be heard in the High Court. I suspect the latter.

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