President Michael D Higgins presents Myles Joyce’s great-granddaughters Carolyn (left) and Alice Conaboy, with parchment copies of the formal Presidential pardon granted earlier this year to Myles Joyce. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two great-grandchildren of Maolra Seoighe, who was pardoned by President Michael D Higgins earlier this year for crimes he did not commit, have called(...)

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(...)

The Government’s decision to recommend a posthumous presidential pardon for Myles Joyce

Descendents of Connemara victims of the Maamtrasna murder case have welcomed the Government’s decision to recommend a posthumous presidential pardon f(...)

A visitor stands in front of the 16th Irish Division Memorial during the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations at the military cemetery in Wijtschate, Belgium, on June 7th, 2017. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AFP/Getty Images

The battle of Wijtschate-Messines in the first World War in June 1917 was the first act in what became known as the third battle of Ypres, a crucial p(...)

Detail of British sappers digging a communications trench to Messines Ridge. Photograph: Getty

Before any British offensive from the Ypres salient in 1917 could begin, the Wijtschate-Messines ridge at the southern end of the salient had to be ta(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)

In one of the most famous of all GAA encounters, Cork, with star players including the late Jack Lynch and Jim Young, beat Dublin to win the All-Irela(...)