Many thanks to Rayner O’Connor Lysaght for this interesting Murray Defence Committee Public Meeting Poster, entitled End the Death Penalty from 5th October 1976. Chair: Miriam Daly IRSP Speakers: Seamus Costello, Eamonn Mc’Cann and Maire Comerford.
The poster is related to Murray Case where Anarchists Noel and Marie Murray were convicted of the Capital Murder of Garda Michael Reynolds in Dublin in 1975. As it was Capital murder both were sentenced to die by the non jury Special Criminal Court. A provisional date was set for their execution, they spent several months in the uncertainty of the death-cell before their appeal resulted in the Supreme Court overturned the capital convictions. Noel and Marie Murray were sentenced to life in prison and were both released in 1992.