A document which I and a Solicitor have recently seen which was written by a medical doctor states that he had been told about the circumstances of Fr Niall Molloy’s death.
I am not going to go into all the details at this stage but the Doctor’s statement is recorded at 3:15 p.m. on the 8/7/85.
The Doctor entered in his notes “Bizarre story ratified by checking again”
He twice mentions in his notes ” Murder of Priest ”
The Gardai were not notified of Niall’s death until a phone call was made to local Sergeant at about the same time
Gardaí have moved to reassure the public that a review of homicides has found no discrepancy in the way they were investigated.
A review is underway into how a number of killings were classified – and fears have been raised that the figures could be incorrect, which would cause further problems for the beleaguered force.
A special investigation into 41 homicides is underway, with a report due to be delivered to the Policing Authority on Thursday.
Deputy Commissioner John Twomey said he is satisfied the crimes were properly investigated.
“There are some some minor issues in relation to the classification but the key and most important point in all of this is the investigation that was conducted,” he said.
“We have done an examination and what we call a triangulation between the data and the investigations conducted by the SIOs and we are absolutely satisfied that there was a full and proper investigation into each and every one of these deaths.”