Harry Gleeson

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Whether you receive the offer you want from the CAO or are having second thoughts about the course you chose, it is worth noting that further educatio(...)

There are plenty of options available to those who take a different route and  explore other areas. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

It is worth taking time to think about your post-school options as there are a myriad of routes into quality employment, not all through the CAO. Con(...)

It takes all sorts to win a green pennant. And within minutes of each other two men – one a teenager who had opted not to open his Junior Cert result(...)

The vast majority of further education courses offer progression back into a CAO course through reserved places. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Further education has some excellent options for Leaving Cert students who haven’t yet got a CAO offer. All further education (FE) colleges are still(...)

Dr Mary McAleese: “Unquestioning deference can silence victims.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ Fennell Photography 2015

Former president Mary McAleese has said the Irish Innocence Project is an essential support to those failed by the criminal justice system. “It(...)

Dodgy forensic science was used to convict the Birmingham Six, pictured in 1991 outside the Old Bailey in London after their convictions were quashed with then MP Chris Mullin. Photograph: Joe St Leger

“There is no question there are wrongful convictions all over the world. There’s no country that is free from wrongful convictions and no country that(...)

Innocent: Harry Gleeson could not have killed Mary McCarthy, according to Seán MacBride, his lawyer

One of the most traumatic criminal cases I was ever involved in was the defence of a man from Co Tipperary, Harry Gleeson. My solicitor in the case wa(...)

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(...)

Anne Driscoll,  Fulbright scholar with the Innocence project (left),  with journalism student and volunteer caseworker Therese Ekevid, at   Griffith College. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Innocence Project is based in Griffith College in Dublin. Formerly the Richmond Bridewell Prison, a man named Joseph Pool was convicted of m(...)

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