1 Garda Siochana – Flooding. I would be most unusual for flooding to be able to cherry pick files and only destroy some of them.
2 DPP – File stolen by The General. The file was later recovered by the Gardai after doing a deal with Martin Cahill to release one of his associates from prison. File was given back to DPP but there is no longer any trace of it.
THE DPP ALSO INSTRUCTED THE GARDAI NOT TO INCLUDE NIALL’S SOLICITORS STATEMENT IN THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE.
3 State Pathologist’s Office – No documents exist anymore. Reason given was that the might have been lost when they moved premises
4 Coroner’s Office – There was a break in. The burgler selected a small number of files and set fire to them on a desk top. Fr Niall’s was one of the files.
After 32 7ears we finally got to see a copy of this report
Provisional Post – Mortem Result
Fr Niall Molloy PM July 85
1 subdural Haemorrage associated with bruising to right eye socket
2 Slight enlargement of left ventricle of heart associated with a mild to moderate degree of atheroma of coronary arteries – insufficient to cause death.
Death primarily the result of No 1 head injury
Pathological opinions on the cause of Pulmonary Oedema
No 2 Above might be at varience with a ‘ Cerebral Lung’ explanation e.g. inhalation of vomit , no evidence on clothes or at scene of heart disease – not severe.
Further investigation : Micropsy for evidence of hypertension
2 Neuropathological opinion on brain. Report in early August ‘85
Signed ( Harbison’s Signature 8th / July / 1985 )
On page 7 of the Coroner’s Report which was presented as evidence.
Dr. Harbison wrote under the section
“Examination of the Brain ”
” On 30th July 1985 I examined the brain with Dr. Michael O’Halloran Consultant Neuropathologist at St. Laurences Hospital”
Dr. Harbison initialled the page before it was submitted as evidence.
NO SUCH NEUROPATHOLOGIST EVER EXISTED IN THIS COUNTRY.