The posthumous pardon granted by President Michael D Higgins to Maolra Seoighe, who was found guilty of the Maamtrasna murders and hanged in 1882 on the basis of perjured evidence, was an appropriate recognition of his innocence. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It is never too late to correct a grave injustice. The posthumous pardon granted by President Michael D Higgins to Maolra Seoighe, who was found guilt(...)