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Last man hanged in Ireland 50 years ago

Fifty years ago Robert Andrew McGladdery secured a unique place in the history of Ireland when he became the last man to be executed on the island. McGladdery was hanged in Crumlin Road jail on the morning of December 21st 1961 after he had been found guilty of the brutal murder of nineteen year-old Pearl Gamble.

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