Irish Press – 9th March 1993
No recorded/detected murders in Leix/Offaly per 1985 commissioner report
A follower on Twitter @smackovsky brought this to my attention today.
REPORT ON CRIME 1985
Report for the year ended ,1985.
Commissioner, Garda Siochána, to the Minister for Justice.
The Justice Minister has revealed that a senior counsel was paid more than €92,000 for carrying out a review of Roscommon priest Niall Molloy’s death.
The Castlecoote-based cleric was brutally killed in the Clara home of Richard and Theresa Flynn in July 1985, but no one was ever convicted of the crime.
Following continued claims that it was never thoroughly inspected, in February 2014 the government tasked Senior Counsel Dominic McGinn with reviewing the latest Garda investigation.
After his independent examination, Mr McGinn found in March 2015 that a further inquiry wouldn’t be warranted – a recommendation Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald accepted.
Responding to a parliamentary question from Dublin Bay North TD Tommy Broughan recently, the Minister revealed that the senior counsel was paid €92,250 for his task.
A Department of Justice spokesman said that the amount payable, made up of a fee of €75,000, with Vat at 23 per cent, was subject to sanction by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
“Tanaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald also said “there are no exemptions” for anyone when it comes to murder investigations.”
Sunday Independent 11/12/16
Speaking in Limerick this morning Mr Noonan, who is a former minister for justice, said “murder is murder” RTE
Michael Noonan was Minister for Justice in 1985 when Fr Molloy was beaten and left to die over a number of hours without any medical assistance. Judge Roe ruled he had died from a heart attack. The autopsy and photographs prove otherwise. The photographs were given to Frances Fitzgerald in July 2015. She has made no comment on the photographs and taken no action.
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Nephew of Fr Niall Molloy
A lot has been happening behind the scenes over the past year which we were unable to comment on in public.
However we recently received written information from an official source which gave us very shocking information on the status of the original investigation carried out by the Garda Siochana ( Irish Police Force) over the years.
It seems it will not be possible for the Molloy family to be in a position to follow up on this information until January 2017, when more information will be made available to us.
Meanwhile we shall be looking at what information will or will not be released in December 2016 under the 30 Year Rule