The Tipperary Association Dublin has announced that Mr Eddie Dalton, Golden, Co Tipperary is their Hall of Fame Award winner for 2016. He has been selected in recognition of his groundbreaking research leading to the final granting of a posthumous pardon to Henry (Harry) Gleeson in January 2016.
“The efforts for Gleeson conducted by Eddie Dalton have been far-reaching, time-consuming, exhaustive and critical. The granting of the posthumous pardon by the State marks a milestone in Irish legal history. It was neither popular not profitable for Eddie Dalton to pursue the cause of Gleeson, living as he did in the very community where these terrible events occurred which makes his efforts all the more heroic. It seems fitting then to mark that milestone event by granting a lifetime achievement award to Mr Eddie Dalton whose research has led without question to this final outcome.
The award will be presented at a special Awards function on the 5th May at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin. Announced at the Palace Bar Dublin on 30th Jan. 2017
The Framing of Harry Gleeson(Paperback)
By Kieran Fagan
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