Alleged former IRA leader Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has been remanded on bail at Dundalk District Court.
The 58-year-old, from Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, is charged with nine counts of failing to file income tax returns.
Judge Flann Brennan remanded him on continuing bail until December 12th to allow four weeks for the book of evidence to be prepared.
Defence solicitor Paul Tiernan asked that statements in the case be produced as soon as possible.
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