Murphy launches new legal challenge to trial

More legal news. From the Irish Courts this time. “Good republican” Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has been remanded on continuing bail until the end of May pending the outcome of another legal challenge to his trial in the Special Criminal Court on nine charges of failing to “furnish a return of his income, profits or gains to the Collector General or the Inspector of Taxes for the years 1996/97 to 2004.” The last reports on the case, in November last year, had suggested that “It is unlikely the prosecution will be challenged.” Still, due process and all that.. Adds Whether that affects the outcome of “a year of negotiations” isn’t clear..

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