Fr Molloy questions strike at the heart of the criminal justice system- Flanagan June 6th, 2013
Fine Gael Chairman Charlie Flanagan has said that there must be no delay in the handling of the Fr Nially Molloy file by the office of the DPP after a Garda file on the case was submitted to the office by the Serious Crime Review Unit.
“Whilst I very much welcome the latest developments, the mere transmission of a file to the DPP must not be seen as a vehicle for procrastination and delay. So often in the past the transmission of a file to the office of the DPP has provided fresh hope to the families of victims only to witness their hopes dashed by unacceptable delays”
“I would ask that the review of this file is afforded immediate priory within the office of the DPP and that the review is delivered within a strict timeframe. The statements of all available parties to the case must be carefully examined line by line as this case strikes at the very heart of the criminal justice system. A number of serious questions still remain unanswered in this case.”
“It is my hope that these latest developments will provide the answers that the family of the late Fr Niall Molloy have been searching for over a long period of time. A swift response from the office of the DPP can ensure that the delays up to this point will not be repeated”