Local Parish Priest who was first to be alerted asked Police to cover up Niall’s death
Who were Hogan’s killers?
Sunday, July 22, 2001
By Barry O’Kelly
The following is an extract from an article in the Sunday Business Post
“If there is such a thing as a likeable criminal, Seamus `Shavo’ Hogan was one. He was also one of the `great burglars’, a master criminal who played a leading role in all the big 1980s heists of the late Martin Cahill, known as the General.”
“Over the course of five meetings, Hogan — speaking on condition of anonymity for legal reasons — told this reporter about the theft of the paintings, of hundreds of files (including the Fr Molloy murder case) from the Chief State Solicitor’s office, the theft of guns from garda stores and about his late friend, the General.
According to other members of Cahill’s gang, Hogan was considered to be the most adept at break-ins. The theft of the Chief State Solicitor’s files was “just another job” for him. Hogan gained access by cutting out a panel in the rear of the premises and then spent three hours perusing the files. “They weren’t much use, apart from Fr Molloy’s file,” he said.”
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