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.

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