Kieran Fagan from Dublin, a retired journalist, held staff positions at The Irish Times, Irish Independent, and Sunday Tribune. For fifteen years he edited The Irish Times coverage of the release of state papers. He also worked for Carr Communications. Interest in miscarriages of justice was sparked when living in London in 1960s. Timothy Evans was hanged for murders committed by John Christie. Evans was hanged by Pierrepoint who had hanged Harry Gleeson.