Well-known Dublin criminal Martin 'The Viper' Foley has been ordered to pay over €738,000 in unpaid tax and interest payments.
It comes after the 66-year-old failed to convince the Court of Appeal that the proceedings taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) were unfair.
Foley, a one-time associate of notorious criminal Martin Cahill, has 40 criminal convictions and has survived several attempts on his life down through the years.
He put forward a number of grounds of appeal - including his claim that the delay in bringing proceedings resulted in his bill being unnecessarily high.
On that point, the court ruled that he well knew he had an unpaid bill for taxes and that interest was accruing.
The judges said he had no basis for believing the taxes would not be pursued and could have stopped the "interest clock" from running.
In dismissing his appeal, Mr Justice John Edwards said a citizen's obligation to pay taxes and to do so in a timely manner is common knowledge.
Reporting by Frank Greaney
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