In a statement to the Gardai Dr O’Sullivan said that Richard Flynn had told him ” There had been a argument downstairs, Fr Molloy came into the bedroom, I assume to thrash matters out “
In his statement Niall’s brother Billy told of his visit to Kilcoursey hours after Niall’s death. In it he says that Richard Flynn told him “I had a terrible lot of drink taken and a political row started”
In cross examination in Court Richard Flynn denied that he told Billy Molloy that the row had been about politics.” We did not discuss politics” He said.
He also denied telling him that Fr Molloy had fallen and hit his head against a fireplace surround in the sitting room. He also denied saying to Fr Duignan that Fr Molloy had hit his head off a wall.