Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy  welcomes Independent review into Fr Niall Molloy’s death

Local Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has welcomed the establishment of an independent review of the Fr Niall Molloy case which may help the family’s long search for answers since his violent death in 1985.

Deputy Corcoran Kennedy has been in continuous correspondence with Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter in relation to the Fr. Niall Molly case for the past two years.

“I am pleased that a Senior Counsel will now review the Gardaí’s report produced earlier this year into the death of Fr Molloy. As Minister Shatter has stated, the presence of an independent person into consideration of this matter will ensure transparency.

“I also welcome the fact that the Senior Counsel who will carry out this review will be asked to prepare a report which can be put into the public domain on any issues of public interest which may arise.

“This person will identify whether there are matters of significant public concern arising from this examination. It will also be determined whether any form of further inquiry, aside from the criminal investigation, would have a reasonable prospect of establishing the truth and would be warranted in the public interest.

“I hope that this independent review will help the family of Fr Niall Molloy as well as the people of Clara in their 30 year search for answers. The family have agonised over his violent death for three decades and I hope this review can help shed further light on this terrible tragedy.”

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