Gerry Conlon dies in Belfast

Gerry Conlon, who spent 15 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, has died in Belfast at the age of 60. Mr Conlon was jailed for life in 1975 for the bombing of two pubs in Guildford on […]

Execution of Molly Maguires

On the wall of the old county jail in what was then Mauch Chunk (today’s Jim Thorpe), Pennsylvania, is a handprint that, according to folklore, was made by Alex Campbell, one of four members of an Irish labor organization called the Molly Maguires, executed on June 21, 1877. Insisting he was innocent, Campbell declared that […]