Robert Andrew McGladdery execution. Belfast Telegraph 20th Dec 1961

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Belfast Prison, Newry

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1961

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Belfast Telegraph

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Belfast Telegraph reports on the hanging of Robert Andrew McGladdery on 20th December, 1961. McGladdery was the last man to be hanged in Northern Ireland. A column below, published on the same day, shows that already the case had come under discussion within the Cabinet. (Courtesy of Belfast Newspaper Library and the Belfast Telegraph). The short film Fatal Extraction is based on events surrounding his execution.

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