Congratulations to the Irish police force for arresting alleged IRA chief of staff Thomas "Slab" Murphy at his home. He complained of chest pains and was taken to hospital, but was discharged and will appear in court later. (Poor dear) Murphy is due to face nine charges of failing to file tax returns under the Taxes Consolidation Act. He lives on a farm close to the border at Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, in County Louth. The bureau has been investigating his financial affairs for three years and has twice searched his home.
Of course it is not just the financial trail of the IRA "chief of staff" that should concern us but rather all the terrorism he commanded. However any means of getting such an individual behind bars has to be welcomed.