Evil rapist Larry Murphy returns from Spain to get replacement passport

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GARDAI are on high alert today after convicted rapist Larry Murphy returned to Ireland. Brutal Murphy (46) is staying in a Dublin B&B after flying in from Spain to obtain a replacement passport.

He is now under 24-hour garda surveillance and sources say he has agreed to stay in contact with officers for the duration of his visit.

The rapist has been roaming around Europe for the last eight months but Spanish police only realised the extent of his crimes after he went to a police station to report the theft of his passport.

Looking sun-kissed and slimmed down, Larry made his way through airport security and was collected by Fr Ciaran Enright, a prison chaplain and his main contact in Ireland.

Fr Enright previously urged Murphy to engage with the Probation Service in Ireland because he was unable to find somewhere to live independently.

But he decamped to the Netherlands and later Spain, where he has been doing odd jobs for cash and working as a labourer while staying in hostels and cheap hotels.

Murphy's own family, based in Baltinglass, Wicklow have publically disowned him and his brother Thomas said that he was “not welcome” in his home.

“I want nothing to do with him. He can stay away from me,” Thomas said.

“I don't care if he is tanned and relaxed or how well he looks. I don't want anything to do with him.

Dad-of-two Thomas said that some locals have turned against him due to his connection to the rapist.

“I can't begin to tell you the stress he has caused me and my family,” he said.

“I have absolutely no friends any more and the attention has even started to affect my children's lives.”

“He has brought so much stress on my life. I don't want to say anything to him, through the media or not.”


The notorious criminal was convicted of a brutal attack on a woman in the Wicklow Mountains was also a suspect in the disappearance of several young women in the 1990s, served 10 years of a 15 year sentence.

Before he boarded a flight in Girona in Spain, the criminal expressed concerns about his reception at home as he returned to tie up loose ends and receive a new passport.

He told a friend that there were “no problems” before boarding the Ryanair flight.

“I hope it'll be alright over there,” he said. “I'll see you on the other side.”

He arrived at Girona airport, near Barcelona, four hours before the 10.10pm Ryanair flight on Wednesday.

Murphy spent his time reading a newspaper, scribbling in a small address book and texting.

And as he boarded the flight, Murphy attempted to conceal the identity of his temporary passport from other passengers.

Garda sources outlined that the thug, who abducted, raped and beat a young mother, would only be in the country for a few days in order to arrange for his new passport to be issued, after which he would return to Spain.