Another day, another anniversary – 9th. July

Two years ago today The Garda Ombudsman published a report into the death of Fr Niall Molloy..

You can read it here:-

https://www.gardaombudsman.ie/news-room/archive/report-following-a-complaint-made-by-mr-henry-mccourt-nephew-of-the-late-fr-niall-molloy-who-died-on-the-8th-of-july-1985-in-clara-county-offaly/

Despite the findings of the report the Garda Siochána have still made no comment on it. We were assured in a letter from the Department of Justice that the Gardai would respond. They haven’t

 

35 years

Hard to believe but today is the 35th anniversary of Niall’s murder. His badly beaten body was found in Kilcoursey House Clara, Co. Offaly.

Medical evidence suggests that it took him a number of hours to die. Quite a number of people were present in the house that night and not one of them called an ambulance.

Still lots of unanswered questions.

35 Anniversary Mass – 12th July 2020

 

Memorial Mass for Fr Niall will take place in Fuerty, Co. Roscommon on Sunday 12th July 2020.

Due to Government restrictions the number of people allowed into the Church will be 50.

The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Niall’s Nephew Fr. Billy Molloy

This July marks the 35th Anniversary of Niall’s Murder in Clara, Co Offaly in Kilcoursey House – home of the Flynn family. Many of the family still refuse to talk about what happened in the house that night or why none of them called for medical assistance for Niall as he lay dying for a number of hours

Still being viewed.

Due to the lockdown there has not been a lot of activity on the case in recent months. However things are still going on in the background.

Number of daily views still continue on this site proving that there still is an interest in the case as we head towards the 35th anniversary in July.

Number of views to site passed the 134,000 mark over a week ago.

34th Anniversary Mass for Fr Niall Molloy. Sunday 25th Aug 2019 at 11:30 am

The 34th anniversary Mass for Fr Niall will take place next Sunday 25th August 11:30am.  in Fuerty, Co, Roscommon. Prayers will be said at the graveside after the Mass. Niall was buried, at the request of his parishioners, beside the Church in Fuerty.

Fr Molloy was murdered in Kilcoursey,  Co. Offaly in 1985. The family continue to fight for Justice for Fr Niall and for the full facts surrounding his death.

One year ago today

One year ago today The Garda Ombudsman published their report.

https://www.gardaombudsman.ie/news-room/archive/report-following-a-complaint-made-by-mr-henry-mccourt-nephew-of-the-late-fr-niall-molloy-who-died-on-the-8th-of-july-1985-in-clara-county-offaly/

 

As is usual with our justice system there has been no reaction to it. The Garda Commissioner has not made any public statement as to it’s findings. Charlie Flanagan has dismissed us in the same fashion as Frances Fitzgerad did.

It is really not good enough.

On this day in 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr Niall Molloy

On this day in 1985 my family got a phone call to say that Niall was dead. I was initially told that it was an accident. I thought Niall, a keen horseman, must have had a fall from a horse.

In the next phone call that  I was informed that it was not an accident …there was a lot of blood at the scene. Rumours started to circulate, some of them I believe were deliberately started in order to cover up what actually happened.

The full truth of what happened that night has never been made public.