Dear Mr Molloy,
i feel I must write to you. I happened to be at the wedding in Co. Offaly as a waiter on the day tout brother died. There was a row early in the evening where Fr Niall and Mr Flynn were fighting downstairs. Mrs Flynn got between them to stop them. As Fr Niall was bleeding she took him upstairs to clean him up and Mr Flynn followed.While Mrs flynn was trying to clean him up the row started again. Mrs Flynn kicked and boxed Fr Niall in the room at about 9pm. Every one seemed to go away. Mr Flynn was drunk there was some heated row with both Mr Mrs Flynn at that time the casual staff were paid and told to go. Some bottles were broken in the first fight. Mrs Flynns daughter cleaned the mess up. Fr Niall was alive at 9:30 but was bleeding a lot. Don’t forget that the Judge in charge is a friend of Mrs, Mr Flynn and he has horses in trying with Liam XXXXX at the Curragh. wish I could help further but that is all know.Father was a nice man i only met him at the wedding.
He was murdered in cold blood
I can’t give my name as I depend on big functions for living
Fr Niall Molloy PM July 8th July 1985
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 or heart disease – not severe.
Further investigation : Micropsy for evidence of hypertension
2 Neuropathological opinion on brain. Report in early August ‘85
( Harbison’s Signature 8th / July / 1985 )
In the opening pages of the Book of Evidence a key witness who was present in Kilcoursey house is dismissed as not important because he was not in the house at a certain time that evening.
This comment made by a senior Garda Completely contradicts the witness’s own signed statement which is included later on in the report.
No one has picked up on this despite it having been examined again by Gardai, the DPP’s office, Dept.of Justice experts and Journalists who have reviewed the case.
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