19 December 2015

Speaking today following the signing of a Pardon Order by the President in respect of Mr. Harry Gleeson, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, said that the effect of the pardon was to completely clear Mr. Gleeson's name and she hoped that it would serve as a tribute to his memory. The Minister expressed her sympathy and that of the Government to Mr. Gleeson's family and indicated her intention to hold a commemorative event for family members early in the New Year, at which point she would also speak in more detail about the pardon and the grounds for the Government's decision.