Reasons given for possible loss of files in Fr Niall Molloy case

1 Garda Siochana – Flooding. I would be most unusual for flooding to be able to cherry pick files and only destroy some of them.

2 DPP – File stolen by The General. The file was later recovered by the Gardai after doing a deal with Martin Cahill to release one of his associates from prison. File was given back to DPP but there is no longer any trace of it.

THE DPP ALSO INSTRUCTED THE GARDAI NOT TO INCLUDE NIALL’S SOLICITORS STATEMENT IN THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE.

3 State Pathologist’s Office – No documents exist anymore. Reason given was that the might have been lost when they moved premises

4 Coroner’s Office  – There was a break in. The burgler selected a small number of files and set fire to them on a desk top. Fr Niall’s was one of the files.

Anonymous letter to Billy Molloy ( Niall’s brother )

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

A friend

 

 

 

Preliminary Post Mortem on Fr Niall Molloy

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.

 

OPINION

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

 

Signed

 

( Harbison’s Signature 8th / July / 1985 )