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'Untouchable' IRA godfather was lionised by Sinn Féin

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Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: convicted of tax offences. Pic: Courtpix

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: convicted of tax offences. Pic: Courtpix

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: convicted of tax offences. Pic: Courtpix

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has reigned as an untouchable IRA godfather and the head of a huge organised criminal empire for around 40 years.

During all that time this "good Republican" - considered a hero by Sinn Féin - turned the pastoral landscape of South Armagh into Bandit Country.


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