OMG. Justice Minister meets Mairia Cahill but not Fr Molloy family

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald  meets with Miaria Cahill but will not meet with relatives of Fr Molloy. What is going on in this country ?

Mairia Cahill meets Justice Minister as pressure mounts on Sinn Fein over IRA abuse scandal

JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald tonight held a meeting with abuse victim Mairia Cahill as the government considers the need for a cross border inquiry into the IRA sex abuse scandal.

Sources told that the meeting, which took place in Leinster House, was organised at the request of Ms Cahill. The meeting between the minister and the Belfast woman was held as pressure mounted on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to come clean on his knowledge of sex abusers being moved from the North. Read more:  Sex abuse in North finally ‘recognised’, says Mairia  Mr Adams claimed this week that a list of alleged offenders was posted into his letter box in West Belfast and that these names have been passed on to the gardai. But tonight, a spokesperson for the Taoiseach turned the heat on the Louth insisting it is “untenable for a person in the senior republican movement to say he doesn’t know” the whereabouts of individuals moved by the IRA. It’s understood that Mr Adams yesterday met Sinn Fein’s designated child protection officer, Meath councillor Joe Reilly. Read more: Gerry Adams claims list of alleged sex abusers posted in letter box  Mr Reilly was the individual who handed over the list of names that was allegedly placed in Mr Adams’s letter box in West Belfast. Senior government sources tonight queried whether Mr Adams would volunteer CCTV footage to gardai recorded on the the cameras installed at his home in Norfolk Parade just off the Glen Road. Queries to the Sinn Fein press office about the matter went unanswered.

New Garda Commissioner

Callinan did not respond to many of the letters and questions I put to him. Does that mean that the new Commissioner will deal with them or do I have to send them all over again ?

I won’t hold my breath  but I will keep you posted on any shift in policy from the new reformed Garda Siochana

Fr Molloy families anger at Dept.


Fr Molloy families anger at Dept.

A nephew of Roscommon priest Fr. Niall Molloy says he is “angry and upset” that the Department of Justice did not notify him that it has received a report examining the garda cold case files on the death of the Roscommon priest.

Bill Maher says he sent letters to the Justice Minister enquiring about the review, which was announced last year, but received no reply.

Frances Fitzgerald says she is considering the findings of the report by senior counsel Dominic McGinn in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.

Fr. Molloy was found beaten to death in Kilcoursey House, Clara, Co. Offaly in July 1985 following a wedding.

Nobody has been convicted of his killing.

Mr Maher says the lack of communication is “discourteous”.

Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister

Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister



Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the Dáil today that she is now in possession of the report on the review of the files pertaining to the death of Fr. Niall Molloy.

Denis Naughten has again raised the issue in the Dáil, where he has on many occasions called on the Justice Minister to establish an independent inquiry into the priest’s violent death, a request that the family of Fr. Molloy have sought over a long number of years.

Responding, Minister Fitzgerald stated that the report “is being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General”.

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Ms. Fitzgerald)
by Deputy Denis Naughten
for ORAL on Tuesday, 18th November, 2014.

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she expects to receive the review of the file on the death of Fr. Niall Molloy in Clara, County Offaly, in July 1985; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Denis Naughten

As the Deputy will be aware, Mr. Dominic McGinn, Senior Counsel, was appointed to carry out an independent examination of the report of the Serious Crime Review Team relating to the Garda investigation into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy. My Department has recently received a report from Mr. McGinn and this is being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.