Prior to his arrest in 1999 for the Omagh bombing, Colm Murphy was a successful businessman working in the construction industry. His subcontracting firm was engaged for large projects, including the chemistry and biology building at Dublin City University (DCU), hired up to 60 staff at a time, and had a turnover of over a million pounds a year. By the time he was in his late forties, Murphy had accrued significant assets including various properties, a number of sites, 30 acres of land and allegedly the Emerald pub in Dundalk which he ran with his wife. But the personal…
Colm Murphy, the man charged with the Omagh bombing, is alleged to have given his wife assets valued at around €1 million to put them beyond the reach of relatives of the atrocity. Photo. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.