Harry Gleeson, who was hanged for murder, to receive pardon

Murder at Marlhill by Marcus Bourke, a book on the late Harry Gleeson

A man who was hanged for murder in 1941 is to receive a posthumous pardon.

Harry Gleeson was tried and executed for the murder of Mary 'Moll' McCarthy who was shot dead in Tipperary over 70 years ago.

However, new evidence has found that the prosecution witheld information that showed a discrepancy in their case, relating to a gun register.

It also showed that gardaí encouraged witnesses to submit false statements.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will bring a memo to Cabinet in the next few weeks recommending the President pardon Gleeson.

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