Dr O’Sullivan from Kilbeggan was the Dr. who was called to Kilcoursey House to attend to Niall on the night of his terrible death. There is no doubt that O’Sullivan was in the house that night BUT there seems to be a lot of confusion as to who actually called him.
Within a week of Niall’s death my late brother Ian Maher called to see Dr Dan O’Sullivan in his home. Dr O’Sullivan was the Flynn family doctor and was a friend of the family as well as Niall.In an interview with a reporter at the time Ian said ” Dr. Dan told me the first thing he knew was at about 1.15a.m., and this is very vivid in my mind, he said that he had forgotten to switch the telephone from the surgery up to the bedroom and at about a quarter past one – he was very specific about that -the front door was hammered on very loudly. It was David” recalled Ian Maher
” I didn’t know who David was even at this stage”
Ian then went to the Tyrellspass Hotel and I spoke to him on the phone. He told me about his conversation with the Dr. and asked me if I knew who David Flynn was. I had not heard of him before that night.
In the interview Ian continued “Then I rang the Gardai. I rang Garda Michael Fox and told him about my conversation with Dr. Dan. And he said ” Say that again.” Ian replied ” the first person to call to Dr O’Sullivan’s house was David.’ Ian asked him who David was and he said ‘that’s Richard Flynn’s son.’
At the Inquest Dr O’Sullivan denied that he had told Ian Maher that David Flynn had called him that night. He said that when he opened the door that night Fr. Deignan was there with one of the Flynn daughters. It was about 1:50 am
FROM THE INQUEST
183. Was David Flynn at the door ?
184. Didn’t you tell Ian Maher that David Flynn was the first one who woke you up ?
10.2.4 Report of Dominic McGinn Page 64
” He ( David Flynn ) insisted that it was his father who called Dr, O’Sullivan to the scene “
At about 2:00am I was called by Fr Duignan and Miss Zanda Flynn, Clara, and asked to come to Miss Flynn’s home at Clara to attend Father Molloy. She said that he was dead——————— Dr O’Sullivan, Statement
The Gardai never picked up on these contradictions. Nor have Journalists who have gone through all the papers as I have. My late brother Ian was NEVER called as a witness despite all the valuable information he gave to the Gardai. There is no statement from him in the Book of Evidence. Why was he excluded ?
SO WHO DID CALL THE DOCTOR THAT NIGHT ?
There are other major contradictions in the statements from various witnesses. None of which seem to have been examined in any detail. I will be posting more in the coming days.
A local Guard in Clara told my late brother Ian Maher ” Your Uncle wasn’t killed :he was slaughtered” The above cutting is from a UK newspaper nearly 30 years ago. The same Garda also told my brother that there was Politicians leaping over hedges the night Niall was killed