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Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

Saturday 11 June, 2016

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

Monday 28 March, 2016

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.