Niall was beaten downstairs. He was brought upstairs to Richard and Theresa’s room and not his own bedroom which was on the same corridor. They rang Solicitor for advice. Solicitor advised them to clear the house. Aunt May was sent to bed.
Aunt May was last to see Niall alive downstairs ( Allegedly ) but surprisingly the Gardaí never took a statement from her. Also her statement was not included in the family statements handed into the Gardai by solicitor Liam Lysaght ( Who also acted for Niall )
Although May’s statement was dated 15/July /1985 it was not handed over to the Gardai until 13/aug/1985. Also her signature on statement is very different to signature she signed giving evidence at Inquest.
The Crime Scene ( I should say alleged Crime Scene) of the Murder of Fr Niall Molloy was tampered with after the first Garda, Sgt Kevin Ford, arrived on the scene.
In a statement he made to the Serious Crime Review Team, Sgt. Kevin Ford ( retired ) said the following.
“ I have viewed the photographs and can say this is how I found the scene with one difference. I have a recollection that of the body being in a different position”
Someone moved the position of Fr Niall’s body between the time Sgt. Ford arrived and sealed off the scene and the time the forensic team arrived from Dublin to take photographs of the body.
As you can see here there were no Murders recorded in the Laois/Offaly Division of the Garda Síochána for the year 1985
Source : REPORT ON CRIME 1985
The Garda Serious Crime Review Team in their report to the Minister refer to the killing of Fr. Niall Molloy as “Murder”
Below is a recent post to the petition site in Niall’s name by a person living in Clara, Co. Offaly where Niall was murdered.
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8 days ago
“I was only a child when this man was killed and its a disgrace to think that there is people in this town at the time that could cover up such a brutal death, I live in this town nearly all my life and this man’s death has put a curse on this town ever since, justice needs to be done to let this man rest in peace and to give closure and peace to his family and lift the curse of this town”
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“Fr. Deignan was elderly man. He arrived first and said let’s move the body” – Statement from a family witness
At the week-end the number of views to the site reached 111,000