Charlie Flanagan. Call to make Molloy murder case ‘a priority’

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/call-to-make-molloy-murder-case-a-priority-29326853.html

 

Call to make Molloy murder case ‘a priority’

Fine Gael’s chairman has called on the DPP to treat the Fr Niall Molloy murder case as an “immediate priority”.

Charlie Flanagan TD issued the appeal after it emerged a garda file on the 1985 killing had been sent to the state prosecutor. Mr Flanagan said that answers were “long overdue in a case that strikes at the heart of the criminal justice system”.

Fr Molloy (52) died from head injuries after a brutal beating in the Offaly mansion of his friends, Richard and Therese Flynn. The murder took place shortly after their daughter’s wedding, which was attended by several high-profile politicians. Allegations of a cover-up, flawed investigation and political interference have surrounded the case ever since.

Irish Independent

Justice Minister says no grounds to take matters further after report into Fr Molloy death

http://www.shannonside.ie/news/local/roscommon/justice-minister-says-no-grounds-take-matters-report-fr-molloy-death

 

 

Justice Minister says no grounds to take matters further after report into Fr Molloy death

The Minister for Justice has told the Dail that the government will not be taking any immediate action after a critical GSOC investigation into the death of a Roscommon priest almost 30 years ago.

A report this week claimed that vital evidence in the case of the Castlecoote native, who was killed at a house in Clara in Offaly in 1985, has gone missing.

GSOC began inquiries into the case after a complaint by a nephew of Fr Molloy who believed that the initial investigation into the death may have been flawed

The report claims that vital exhibits, as well as documents, have gone missing – despite the case still being an ‘active investigation’.

The matter was raised in the Dail this afternoon by Roscommon TD Eugene Murphy, who demanded to know what the government was going to do about the report’s findings:

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