As you can see here there were no Murders recorded in the Laois/Offaly Division of the Garda Síochána for the year 1985
Source : REPORT ON CRIME 1985
The Garda Serious Crime Review Team in their report to the Minister refer to the killing of Fr. Niall Molloy as “Murder”
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.