Slab Murphy and the lessons of Bertie
Not everyone cares about Sinn Féin’s violent past
Thomas “Slab” Murphy is to Gerry Adams in this general election campaign what “dig-outs” were to Bertie Ahern in the 2007 run-up: the elephant in the room.
Adams’s description of the tax dodger Murphy – a man who previously failed in a libel action against a newspaper that outlined his detailed IRA involvement in many crimes – as a “good republican” is a soundbite likely to be as remembered as Eamon Gilmore’s famous “Labour’s way or...
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