A document which I and a Solicitor have recently seen which was written by a medical doctor states that he had been told about the circumstances of Fr Niall Molloy’s death.
I am not going to go into all the details at this stage but the Doctor’s statement is recorded at 3:15 p.m. on the 8/7/85.
The Doctor entered in his notes “Bizarre story ratified by checking again”
He twice mentions in his notes ” Murder of Priest ”
The Gardai were not notified of Niall’s death until a phone call was made to local Sergeant at about the same time
A lot of interest in the site over last few days as a result of Maresa Fagan’s Irish Times article published on line last Saturday. This has resulted in the total number of views passing 98,000 last night.
Views of website over 97,000 this morning
PUBLISHED21/02/2017 | 02:30
The only man ever charged over the death of Roscommon priest Father Niall Molloy was laid to rest in Co Westmeath.
The Galway native was laid to rest beside his late wife Theresa in Tubberclair Cemetery following midday Funeral Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tubberclair, Glasson, Co Westmeath.
The acquittal of Mr Flynn of the killing of Fr Molloy sparked a controversy that lasted 30 years after the priest’s death.
Fr Molloy’s body was found in the home of Richard and Theresa Flynn at Kilcoursey House in Clara, Co Offaly, on July 8, 1985.
After a lengthy investigation a garda file was sent to the director of public prosecutions and Mr Flynn was charged with manslaughter and assault.
But at his trial, the late Judge Frank Roe directed the jury to find Mr Flynn not guilt on both counts. The decision fuelled the nationwide interest that already existed in the case and created a flurry of rumours, none of them substantiated, about what had taken place that night.
Since then, further allegations have been made about the events and the subsequent garda investigation.
The fresh outcry prompted garda authorities to appoint members of the serious crime review team, or cold case unit, to carry out a review of the case.
The government then appointed senior counsel, Dominic McGinn, to take a fresh look at the review and he concluded that, given the passage of time, the death of so many pertinent witnesses and the reluctance of others to give evidence, it was unlikely that any further inquiry would have a reasonable prospect of establishing the truth.