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Thomas Slab Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court this morning (top) and leaving this evening (above) for an unspecified prison.

Alleged former IRA “chief of staff”, Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for tax evasion.

He was convicted of nine charges at the Republic of Ireland’s non-jury Special Criminal Court in December….

….Speaking to journalists before the hearing started, he was asked if he would go onto the republican wing if he was sent to prison.

Murphy replied: “I’ve no idea, I’ve never been in jail before.”

When asked if he might now write a book on his experiences, he said: “Ah, ye (you) have all written it already.”

‘Slab’ Murphy: Tax evasion jail term for alleged ex-IRA chief (BBC)

NUJ seeks garda probe into intimidation of journalists by associates of ‘Slab’ Murphy (Independent.ie)