Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar’s campaign includes the slogan: “Welfare cheats cheat us all.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A former social welfare inspector claims that senior officials in the Department of Social Protection should not have allowed Minister for Social Prot(...)

Harry Gleeson: part of the prosecution’s case was that he had fathered one of Moll McCarthy’s children and had killed her to silence her

Character evidence paints two very different pictures of the farmer wrongfully hanged for murder in the 1940s. Harry Gleeson was convicted and senten(...)

In February 1941, Harry Gleeson was convicted of murdering mother of seven Mary “Moll” McCarthy. He is now to be pardoned.

Almost 75 years after Harry Gleeson was hanged for murder, Minister Frances Fitzgerald has officially announced the Government’s decision to grant a p(...)