Don't blame Sinn Fein for undermining law, they're only following orders
Gerry Adams' party is the political Trojan horse of a cadre of IRA hard men from Northern Ireland, writes Eilis O'Hanlon
You knew what you were doing when you hired a defence lawyer in Russia, notes a character in the Soviet-era thriller Gorky Park.
"Yes," comes the cynical reply, "wasting your money."
That's how republicans tend to see one-judge, non-jury trials such as those held in the Special Criminal Court (SCC) which has convicted IRA godfather Thomas 'Slab' Murphy on nine counts of failing to submit tax returns.