Appeal for Material for Documentary on Fr. Niall

The producers of a 2-part RTE documentary on the death/case of Fr. Niall Molloy are looking for photos, videos or memorabilia to show Fr. Niall over the years.

Of particular interest is his time spent in the Army, based in Custume Barracks in Athlone between 1970 and 1975, with a tour of Cyprus with the 23rd Battalion from November 1972-April 1973.

He was also an accomplished horseman, and attended county shows as an entrant and judge. He took part in hunts, particularly in the midlands and west, and was Chef d‘Equipe of the Irish Pony Club team. Perhaps there are photos from his time competing in gymkhanas as a young man, right up to the Dublin Horse Show in 1984.

As a priest, he also officiated at many baptisms, Communions, Confirmations and Weddings, so maybes there are family photos of those occasions.

If you have anything you think might be of interest to the production, please contact sharon@flawlessfilms.ie or 087 2483464. All materials loaned to the production will be treated with the upmost care and returned safely.  

Sharon Lawless

Producer/Director

Flawless Films

+353(0)87 2483464

One year ago today

One year ago today The Garda Ombudsman published their report.

https://www.gardaombudsman.ie/news-room/archive/report-following-a-complaint-made-by-mr-henry-mccourt-nephew-of-the-late-fr-niall-molloy-who-died-on-the-8th-of-july-1985-in-clara-county-offaly/

 

As is usual with our justice system there has been no reaction to it. The Garda Commissioner has not made any public statement as to it’s findings. Charlie Flanagan has dismissed us in the same fashion as Frances Fitzgerad did.

It is really not good enough.

Fr Niall Molloy case mentioned in the Dáil yesterday

Earlier this week, GSOC issued a scathing report into the deficiencies in the investigation of the death of Fr. Niall Molloy, which occurred in 1985. In 2015, the Fine Gael-Labour Party Government backed the DPP decision not to have a new inquiry into his death. Some 33 years on, his family and many people in County Roscommon are not happy. The programme for Government talks about a fair society for all.

In light of the GSOC report, which was released on Monday, I have two questions and I do not mind if the Taoiseach or the Minister for Justice and Equality answers. Can they inform the House if an investigation is ongoing into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy? Due to the seriousness of the information in the report that documents have gone missing, what does the Government intend to do now in relation to this case?

I assure the House, and the Deputy in particular, that there still is an ongoing Garda investigation into what is an open file. In the event that Deputy Murphy or any of his constituents have any information that might assist the gardaí in processing the issue further, I trust that the information will be forthcoming. I acknowledge the independent review undertaken by Dominic McGinn SC in recent times. As it is independent of Government, I do not have any grounds at this stage to take matters any further. It is the subject of a live and active Garda investigation.