Justice Restored: Harry Gleeson's Remains Identified 83 Years Later

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In 1940, an innocent man named Harry Gleeson was wrongly convicted and hanged for the murder of Moll McCarthy. Recognising Mr Gleeson as the victim of a grave miscarriage of justice, the Irish Innocence Project and Gleeson’s family devoted their work to his exoneration. In 2015, Harry Gleeson was granted the first posthumous pardon in Irish history.

Since then, Mr. Gleeson’s family have worked tirelessly for the return of his remains. 83 years after his wrongful execution, the Department of Justice has found Mr. Gleeson’s remains in an unmarked grave at Mountjoy Prison. Mr. Gleeson’s family can finally return him to his home for a rightful burial and to properly honour his memory.

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