Seamus ‘Shavo’ Hogan

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.

Sunday Business Post  22/07/2001

By Barry O’Kelly

Conflicting Evidence

None of the Flynn’s gave statements to the Gardai. A week after Niall’s murder they prepared statements which were witnessed by the Flynn’s family Solicitor Liam Lysaght. Liam Lysaght had also represented Niall in the past but he denied this for a number of years.

Lawyer Fined copy

Concerning the  key times of events on 7/8th July 1985 all the Flynns evidence corresponds…….BUT………..there is a conflict with what they said and all the Independent witnesses.

Alan Shatter finally confirms DPP role

DÁIL QUESTIONS addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter)
by Deputies
for ORAL on Thursday, 13th June, 2013.

41. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 8 of 20 June 2012, the position regarding the Garda review into the murder of Fr. Niall Molloy in Clara, County Offaly, in July 1985; if he will accede to the request by the family for an independent inquiry into the priest’s violent death; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Denis Naughten

50. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update of the cold case file given to the Garda Commissioner on 11 March in relation to the Fr. Niall Molloy case and the promised report on the matter..

– Joe Higgins

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the examination surrounding the circumstances of the death of Father Niall Molloy has been completed and that an investigation file has been forwarded for the attention of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The Deputies will appreciate that in these circumstances it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on this matter at this time.

Coroner’s Report – Doctor named in evidence did not exist

Coroner’s Report

On page 7 of the Coroner’s Report which was presented as evidence.
Dr. Harbison wrote under the section
“Examination of the Brain ”
” On 30th July 1985 I examined the brain with Dr. Michael O’Halloran Consultant Neuropathologist at St. Laurences Hospital”

Dr. Harbison initialled the page before it was submitted as evidence.