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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RTE News footage from Inquest on Fr. Niall Molloy. 1986

 

Link to RTE Archives

Day 1. 24th July 1986

http://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21220212-father-niall-molloy-inquest/

Day 2.  25th July 1986

https://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21220217-father-niall-molloy-inquest/

 

Wedding guests not interviewed

Garda documents record that “There is no documentary evidence to show that the guests who attended the wedding  in July 1985 were canvassed or interviewed”

Gardai neither sought or were given a list of the people present during the wedding celebrations.

Did they even request to see the Wedding Video or would that have been too much to expect from the Gardai  ?