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Kerry County Council is to write to the Minister for Justice seeking a review of the evidence in the Charlie Kerins’ case.

 

Charlie Kerins from An Phoblacht

 

The Tralee man, who was Chief of Staff of the IRA, was hanged in Mountjoy Prison in 1944 following his conviction for the murder of Detective Sergeant Denis O’Brien.

 

Sinn Féin Cllr Pa Daly raised the issue at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District, saying the local authority previously wrote to the government, but were “fobbed off”.

 

He cited a similar case in Tipperary, where in January last year, 74 years after being hanged for murder, Harry Gleeson became the first recipient of a posthumous pardon from the State.

 

Kerry County Council is now to write to the Minister for Justice seeking a review of the evidence in the Charlie Kerins’ case.