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“I’m responsible for killing Kenneth and I gave a true account of what happened” – those were the words of Paul Wells to Sergeant Gerard Moore this evening after he charged him the murder of Mr. O’Brien at his home in Finglas on or about January 15th or January 16th.
The sentence hearing for Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has heard the prominent Republican owes Revenue just under €190,000 for eight years of tax evasion. The 66-year-old - who lives at Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth - could be jailed for up to five years. Thomas 'Slab' Murphy was greeted by popping flashbulbs on his way into the Special Criminal Court this morning, and anyone looking to gain entry was patted down by gardaí and had their bags searched.
A 30-year missing person’s case has been solved as a man remembered his own name for the first time since he disappeared. In 1986, age 21, Edgar Latulip disappeared from a group home in Kitchiner, Ontario, Canada. Latulip’s family presumed he had died, but as his memory has recently come back, the now 50-year-old Latulip has been able to solve a 30 year old unsolved case.
A number of staff working for AXA Insurance in Dublin city centre have been told their jobs are moving to Co Derry. The workers are currently based at Wolfe Tone Street in Dublin. They have been informed by the company this afternoon.
Yesterday evening Independent News and Media (INM) reported that several journalists in the group had received serious threats from individuals involved in the current Dublin gang feud - it was the latest development in a story that shocked and gripped Ireland since men dressed as gardaí opened fire in the Regency Hotel in Dublin last Friday.