Fr Molloy families anger at Dept.
A nephew of Roscommon priest Fr. Niall Molloy says he is “angry and upset” that the Department of Justice did not notify him that it has received a report examining the garda cold case files on the death of the Roscommon priest.
Bill Maher says he sent letters to the Justice Minister enquiring about the review, which was announced last year, but received no reply.
Frances Fitzgerald says she is considering the findings of the report by senior counsel Dominic McGinn in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.
Fr. Molloy was found beaten to death in Kilcoursey House, Clara, Co. Offaly in July 1985 following a wedding.
Nobody has been convicted of his killing.
Mr Maher says the lack of communication is “discourteous”.
The Senate Monday.
Monday 15th July
Statement by Senator John Kelly
” I was at a mass yesterday in Castlecoote marking the 28th anniversary of Fr. Niall Molloy’s murder. It was attended by a huge crowd, including family, friends and supporters of Fr. Molloy. Many of them said to me that they wanted to see justice done in this case. Three to four months ago I tabled an Adjournment matter on this issue. The Minister stated the cold case investigation was taking place and that he could not comment any further until it was concluded. It concluded over two months ago and the report has been on his desk for the past two months. The people of Castlecoote, County Roscommon want to see justice done; they want to see a conclusion. If somebody broke the law, they would plead for mercy. The man in question did not break the law but was murdered. We are pleading for justice for him.”