Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says that she hopes the posthumous pardon granted to the wrongly executed Harry Gleeson would serve as a tribute to his memory.
Mr Gleeson was hanged in 1941 after being convicted of the murder of mother of seven Mary "Moll" McCarthy in Co Tipperary.
However, a review of the case found that gardaí and the prosecution withheld crucial information and fabricated evidence against Mr Gleeson to secure a conviction.
He was granted a posthumous pardon today by President Michael D Higgins, which the Justice Minister says completely clears his name and she hoped that it would serve as a tribute to his memory.
The Minister expressed her sympathy and that of the Government to Mr Gleeson's family and indicated her intention to hold a commemorative event for family members early in the New Year, when she will also give a more detailed explanation of the pardon.