Posthumous pardon for Tipperary man Harry Gleeson

The cabinet has today signed off on granting a posthumous pardon to Tipperary man Harry Gleeson who was wrongly hanged for the 1940 murder of Mary ‘Moll’ McCarthy.
Ms McCarthy was found dead in a field in Marlhill in November of that year.
Mr Gleeson found her body and reported the discovery to gardai in New Inn.  However he was subsequently tried and convicted of her murder.  He was hanged in 1941.
It was later found that key evidence had been held back in the course of Mr Gleeson’s trial.

The case has since been examined by the Irish Innocence Project and the Justice for Harry Gleeson Group.
Today the cabinet signed off on granting Mr Gleeson a posthumous pardon and that document is now being passed on to the President for his signature.