Niall was beaten downstairs

Niall was beaten downstairs. He was brought upstairs to Richard and Theresa’s room and not his own bedroom which was on the same corridor. They rang Solicitor for advice. Solicitor advised them to clear the house. Aunt May was sent to bed.


Aunt May was last to see Niall alive downstairs ( Allegedly ) but surprisingly the Gardaí never took a statement from her. Also her statement was not included in the family statements handed into the Gardai by solicitor Liam Lysaght ( Who also acted for Niall )

Although May’s statement was dated 15/July /1985 it was not handed over to the Gardai until 13/aug/1985. Also her signature on statement is very different to signature she signed giving evidence at Inquest.



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


Link to RTE Archives

Day 1. 24th July 1986

Day 2.  25th July 1986


Fr Molloy Inquest -13 minutes for Jury to reach verdict

The Jury at the inquest retired at 11:55 am. 13 minutes later they returned. The foreman Mr Billy Bracken read the verdict.

“It is the unanimous verdict of the jury that Fr. Niall Molloy died as a result of acute brain haemorrhage consistent with having suffered a serious injury to the head”

Fr Molloy kicked with shod foot

At the Inquest Dr Harbison said :-

” Fr Molloy appeared to have been kicked on the left side of the lower jaw and the inside of the thigh. The injury on the right side of the lower jaw lends itself to possible causation  by foot. The blow was possibly inflicted with a fist but a shod foot was more likely”


Richard Flynn testified that he was in bed and wearing pyjamas when the alleged attack took place. In bed with shoes on ?

False name given in evidence presented to court

Dr. Michael O'HalloranIn the report submitted by The State Pathologist Professor John Harbison on Page 7  he states that

” On 30th. July I examined the brain with Dr. Michael O’Halloran Consultant Neuropathologist at St Laurences Hospital.”

Each page of the report is initialed by Professor Harbison.



The Gardai after their recent investigation (???) were unable to explain this as all the original notes are missing.